Police in Lancashire have launched a murder investigation in Skelmersdale following a house fire.
Police were called just after eight o'clock this morning by the Ambulance Service after a report of a fire at an address on Elmridge.
Emergency services attended and a man, believed to be in his 40s, was found at the property. Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following investigation the man’s death is believed to be suspicious, with detectives launching a murder inquiry.
A man and woman have since been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The cause of the fire is currently being treated as unexplained.
Detectives are appealing for information and urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.
Det Supt Paul Withers, of Lancashire Police, said:
- A 36-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, both from Skelmersdale, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody.
- Anyone with information that could assist is asked to call us on 101 quoting incident reference 0377 of July 21.