One dead in Seaham house blaze

One person has died in a house blaze in Seaham last night.

Thursday, 13th April 2017, 11:15 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:11 pm
A person has died in a house fire in Seaham during the night.

Fire crews were called to the house on Gregson Street at 3.30am today following several reports of a fire.

Three fire appliances, two from Seaham and one from Peterlee attended to fight the blaze.

Sadly, a body was discovered by firefighters on the first floor of the property.

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At this stage, the identity of the person has not been confirmed.

No one else was trapped or injured during the incident.

Crews remain at the scene and a joint fire and police investigation will begin as soon as possible to identify how the blaze started.

Anyone with information should contact 101 and quote reference 23 of 13/04.