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Two people found dead after reports of a house fire in Middlesbrough

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Two people have been found dead after reports of a fire at a house in Middlesbrough.

The bodies were discovered by emergency services inside the address on Beaumont Road, North Ormesby, on Wednesday afternoon.

Cleveland Police say they rushed to the scene after a member of the public raised concerns about the couple and a smell of smoke was detected at the property.

A spokesperson for the force said:

Fire Brigade colleagues attended. Sadly the bodies of two people were then discovered inside the address and officers remain on scene to begin inquiries into the circumstances surrounding their deaths and to provide a reassuring presence to the local community.

Inquiries are at a very early stage and we would ask anyone who may have information to assist to contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number quoting Event 29759."

– Cleveland Police