Fatal house fire

A man has died after fire which broke out in a house in Littleport in Cambridgeshire on Sunday.

Investigation into house fire death

Littleport fire. Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

An investigation into a fatal house fire in Cambridgeshire is underway.

The fire broke out yesterday at Kingsmead Court in Littleport after reports of an explosion from inside a house.

The fire was extinguished by around 7pm.

The body of a man was discovered inside the house.

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Body found in Cambridgeshire house fire

The body of a man has been discovered in a house fire in Cambridgeshire.

The fire service was called to a blaze at a home in Kingsmead in Littleport at around midday on Sunday August 18.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said they were working with the fire service to discover how the fire started.

A spokesman said: “The body of a man was discovered in the property. The death is currently being treated as unexplained and investigations will continue this morning.”