Police have released more information after a fatal house fire in Blackburn. Officers say they understand the victim is 88 year old Christopher Proctor, though they have yet to formally identify him. He lived alone at the house on Pleckgate Road. A post mortem is being carried out.
A post mortem will take place later to determine the cause of death of a body found at the scene of a house fire on Pleckgate Road in Blackburn. Emergency services were called to the blaze in the early hours of yesterday. An investigation is now underway into the cause of the fire.
An investigation is underway after a fatal house fire in Blackburn. Emergency services were called to the bungalow on Pleckgate Road just before four o'clock this morning. Firefighters found a body inside, but police haven't yet confirmed the identity.
One person has died after a house fire in Blackburn. Fire crews were called to Pleckgate Road in the town shortly before three o'clock this morning. A joint police and fire service investigation has now been launched.
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