One dead in Seaham house fire

A joint fire and police investigation is underway after one person was killed in a house fire in County Durham.

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Seaham house fire 'not suspicious', say Police

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Durham Police say a house fire in Seaham, which killed one person, is not being treated as suspicious.

The police investigation has concluded and the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

The fire service will continue investigations into the exact cause of the fire.

The process to identify the deceased continues.

– Durham Police

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One dead in Seaham house fire

Four fire engines were called to tackle a fire in Seaham in the early hours of Thursday morning. Credit: CCD Fire & Rescue Service

One person has died after a house fire in County Durham.

Firefighters rushed to the scene on Gregson Terrace, Seaham, at 3.30am on Thursday.

Three fire engines, two from Seaham and one from Peterlee, arrived and a body was discovered on the first floor of the property.

The identity of the person has not yet been confirmed.

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No one else was trapped or injured in the fire.

A spokesperson for Durham Police says crews remain at the scene and a joint fire and police investigation will begin as soon as possible to establish the cause of the blaze.

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