Man found dead after blaze rips through home as cops say death is 'unexplained' and probe what sparked fire

A MAN has been found dead after a fire ripped through a Norfolk home this morning.

Emergency services rushed to an address in Wymondham about 3am after the blaze was reported.

A man, the only occupant of the house, was discovered inside the property in Damgate Street.

He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The death is currently being treated as "unexplained".

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage with cops now investigating what sparked the blaze.

A seal remains on the property and due to structural concerns, a number of surrounding properties have been evacuated. 

A police spokesman told the Eastern Press: "Emergency services attended an address in Damgate Street at approximately 3am, after officers discovered the fire.

"A man, the only occupant of the house, was discovered inside the property; however, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained and the cause of the fire is unknown at this stage." 

A police spokesman added fire investigators are expected to attend the scene on Monday to carry out enquiries to establish the cause.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Damgate Street is currently closed.

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