Teenager dies and five more in hospital after house fire in Thetford

The fire-ravaged home at Staniforth Road in Thetford. Credit: BPM Media.
An 18-year-old was pronounced dead at west Suffolk Hospital Credit: BPM Media

An 18-year-old man has died following a house fire in Thetford.

The fire happened at a property in Staniforth Road on Sunday evening.

Four people were taken to West Suffolk Hospital, including the 18-year-old man who died on Monday afternoon.

Two other people were taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital for treatment for breathing in smoke inhalation. Another person was treated at scene but needed no further attention.

Police and fire are carrying out a joint investigation into the circumstances which led up to the incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the fire which broke out at 7.30pm.