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More than 50 firefighters tackle blaze in Norfolk village

Firefighters tackle fire in Shipdham near Dereham. Credit: Simon Farrow

More than 50 firefighters have spent the morning dealing with a fire in a number of outbuildings in a Norfolk village.

It started at around 04:30am in Shipdham near Dereham. Several homes had their power cut off for safety reasons and the nearby Dereham Road is expected to remain closed for the rest of the day.

Fatal fire in Norfolk village

Police are investigating a fatal fire in Shipdham, Norfolk yesterday.

Location of fire in Shipdham, Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Officers were called to reports to a fire at a property in The Green just before 6pm and the body of a man was subsequently found inside.

The death is being treated as unexplained and the cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

A seal remains on the property and investigations to establish the cause of the fire are expected to take place this morning.