Police launch investigation into fatal house-fire in Hemel Hempstead

Detectives the Bedfordshire,Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Joint Major Crime Unit have launchedan investigation into a house fire which occurred this morning, where a man has died.

Policewere called to a fire in Westerdale at 12.06am. Officers attendedthe scene and found that a man, believed to be aged in his 60s, haddied at the scene.

Scenesof Crime Officers are working alongside specialist fire investigatorsfrom Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, to determine the exactcause of the fire.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Ross isleading the investigation. He said: “Whilst the investigation isstill in its early stages, we are treating the man’s death assuspicious at this time.