Update: Police say no suspicious circumstances in fatal house fire

Police are investigating a fire at a flat where a man was found dead this week.

Friday, 9th March 2018, 11:35 am
Updated Friday, 9th March 2018, 11:55 am
Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a man found dead after a fire at his home this week.

The victim was discovered by firefighters from Nelson when they attended the blaze at the property in Ivegate Mews, Colne on Tuesday morning.

Two fire engines from Nelson were called to the scene at 7-43am.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said they were called to the property where the man, believed to be in his 50s, was found dead inside.

The spokesman said: "The incident is under investigation but there are currently not thought to be any suspicious circumstances."