Post mortem after fatal fire in Blackburn

Investigators examine the house

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.

The house on Pleckgate Road was severely damaged

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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.