Investigation launched into fatal fire

Forensics officers examine the scene
The house on Pleckgate Road was severely damaged

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.

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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.