Man dead after fire tears through house in Saffron Walden

10/1/20 Saffron Walden
Fire crews at the scene in Saffron Walden Credit: ITV Anglia

It's been confirmed that a man in his 50s died after a blaze in a house in Saffron Walden.

Fire crews were called to a two-storey house in Blacklands Close just after 2am on Sunday January 10 2021 when a neighbour raised the alarm.

The house was engulfed in flames and the roof had collapsed. People living nearby were urged to keep their doors and windows shut.

Police say the man died at the scene, and they are treating his death as unexplained.

Essex Fire and Rescue say investigators have been at the scene today but have so far been unable to pinpoint how the fire began.

Crews from Saffron Walden, Newport and Thaxted were called out to tackle the fire.