Investigation after man dies in fire

House fire in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex
Man dies in fire in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex Photo: Essex Fire

Three crews were called just after 8 o'clock this morning. They searched the smoke-filled house and found the body of an elderly man in the lounge.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious.

House fire in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex
Man dies in fire in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex Credit: Essex Fire
House fire in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex
Man dies in fire in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex Credit: Essex Fire