Fatal Lowestoft house fire is not suspicious, police announce

The fire service and police at the scene of a fire on Oulton Road North.
Picture: James Bass

The fire service and police at the scene of a fire on Oulton Road North. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

A fatale house fire in Lowestoft is not being treated as suspicious, police have said.

Police were called by the fire service to reports that a property was on fire in Oulton Road Northat at around 10.40am on Sunday.

The body of a man, reportedly an elderly man, was found in the property.

A second man was injured and taken to hospital on Sunday.

This morning, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said a post-mortem investigation has taken place and the cause of death has been determined as inhalation of fire fumes.

The man has not yet been formally identified.

A file will now be prepared for the coroner.