Fatal house fire in Blackburn

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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Lancashire fire deaths

Two people have died in separate house fires in Lancashire. An 88-year-old man was killed in Blackburn in the early hours of Sunday. Another person was killed in an unrelated fire in Leyland on Sunday evening.