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Body found after police called to fire

Painswick Road, Gloucester. Credit: ITV News

Police investigating a serious incident in Gloucester say a person has been found dead.

Officers were called to Painswick Road just before 8am on March 23, after reports of a fire.

Fire crews also attended the scene. A body was later found at the property.

A woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Both the death and cause of the fire are being treated as unexplained.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time.

WATCH: Farm badly damaged after major overnight fire

This photo was taken at the farm in Lawrence Weston at around 2am. Credit: Lyndsey Brennan

A community farm has been badly damaged after a major fire overnight.

Fire crews were called at midnight to Saltmarsh Drive in Lawrence Weston.

Once they arrived, they found a 25 metre long outbuilding completely alight and spent the next few hours tackling the blaze.

Animals kept in the barn nearby were unharmed.

Investigations are underway to find out how the fire started.

Watch footage of the fire sent in by Lyndsey Brennan:

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the damages. You can see how they are getting on here:



Two injured in Wadebridge house fire

Neighbour made 'brave attempts' to rescue person trapped in house fire

A person has been taken to hospital with serious burns after being rescued from a house fire in Wadebridge.

A neighbour - who made several 'brave' rescue attempts - is also being treated for smoke inhalation.

Crews from Wadebridge, Padstow and Bodmin attended the incident

Brave attempts had been made by the neighbour to rescue the occupant of the property. One person was removed from the building and was left in the care of the ambulance service who then transferred the casualty to a serious burns unit. A second ambulance was requested as the neighbour who had attempted to rescue the occupant was suffering from smoke inhalation and shock. There is no further information on the condition of the casualties.

– Cornwall Fire &Rescue Service

Arson suspect released on bail

The block of flats in Trowbridge after the fire Credit: ITV News

A man who was arrested on suspicion of arson has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

On January 25, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a terraced property, comprised of four flats, in Woolpack Meadows, Trowbridge.

The fire was located in a first floor flat, and spread into the roof.

It is understood no-one suffered serious injuries at the scene.

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