Body Found Following House Fire

Body found following fire in St Leonards

Emergency services were called to a house in West Hill Road, St Leonards at around 5.35pm on Thursday (9 February) following a reported fire.

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Crews from East Sussex Fire and Rescue successfully managed to tackle the blaze which had caused extensive damage to the property.

Sadly the body of a man was found inside the house. The coroner’s officer has been informed.

There are no other reported injuries. The cause of the fire is currently being treated as unexplained.

Inspector Mark Evans said: “The road was closed and a cordon put in place while East Sussex Fire & Rescue assess the damage to the premises and those adjoining.

“At this time we are in the early stages of the investigation to establish how the fire started and are working closely with East Sussex Fire & Rescue.

“I would ask anyone in the area who may have seen something that could help us to report information online quoting Operation Bogart.”

Witnesses can also email [email protected] or call 101.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Friday 10 February 2017