Police probe into man's death in blaze continues as cordon remains in place
The Northumbria Police unit has been at the former Manor House Care Home in High Street, Easington Lane, as inquiries continue into the tragedy.
A number of residents were helped to safety by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.
They found an unconscious man inside the building, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Today, a cordon remains in place, with the building sealed off from the main street and the side lane, which leads to Bradley Terrace, Girven Terrace West and Walter Terrace.
Specialist search officers are among those who have been making checks at the property.
The cause of the blaze is still to be established by the joint investigation being carried out by police and fire service.
Officers have appealed for any witnesses to come forward who could help their inquires.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 146 031118 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.