More information on fatal house fire

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.

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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.