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.
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.”
A family of four had a dramatic escape this morning, after climbing down the drain pipe of their home in Pott Row near King's Lynn, to escape the flames.
The blaze is believed to have been caused by a faulty tumble drier. But crucially one very important piece of equipment was working: The smoke detector - and it probably saved their lives. Watch Stuart Leithes' report.
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has posted a video of YouTube of their efforts to tackle a blaze at the Hatford Mill pub.
A blaze that destroyed a pub near Huntingdon was started accidentally, firefighters have said.
The Hartford Mill public house in Hartford Marina burnt down this morning. An initial investigation has found that the fire was started accidentally by equipment.
A fire has almost completely destroyed a pub near Huntingdon.
Crews were called to the Hartford Mill public house in Hartford Marina at around 4.25am.
Firefighters said only the function room has been saved from the blaze, but is severely smoke damaged.
Richard Dykes, Incident Commander said: "Due to the severity of the fire when we arrived, we were unable to save the public house itself, but were able to stop it from spreading to the function room.
"This was a large fire, which has destroyed the home of a family and a popular venue used by the local community. Thankfully everyone was able to get out of the property quickly and unharmed."
An investigation will take place today to determine the cause of the fire.
Firefighters are at the scene of a blaze at a pub in Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire.
Crews were called to a bedroom fire which spread to the roof.
Six fire engines are at the scene.
Firefighters are still at the scene of a blaze at a recycling centre in Norfolk.
Crews were called to MW White's site on Station Lane in Ketteringham yesterday. More than a hundred tons of recycled paper are alight.
A 19 year old man from Harlow arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal fire last October, in which 6 members of the same family died, has been bailed by police.
Sabah Usmani, and her five children, Hira, Sohaib, Rayyan, Muneeb, and 3 year old Maheen were all killed in the blaze.
The teenager was also questioned on suspicion of attempted murder, arson and burglary.
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