Thursday, June 20, 2024

Stanford-le-Hope: Fatal house fire started accidentally

A HOUSE fire in which a man was found dead was started accidentally, the fire service said.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said three crews went to the blaze in Branksome Avenue, Stanford-Le-Hope, shortly after 15:00 BST on Tuesday.

It found a well-developed fire, which was extinguished about an hour later, on the first floor of the semi-detached house.

The man’s body was found inside the property.

Essex Police earlier said that it was not treating the death as suspicious.

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