Update following fatal house fire in Blackpool

Saturday, September 14, 2019

We are now satisfied that the fatal house fire which occurred yesterday (Saturday) in Blackpool is not suspicious.

We were called at around 12.45pm by the Fire Service to reports of a fire at a flat on Althorp Close. 

We attended and sadly found the body of a woman aged in her 40s.

We remained at the scene overnight and into this morning carrying out an investigation with colleagues from the Fire Service, and the incident is now being treated as non-suspicious.

DI Kathryn Riley, of Blackpool CID, said: "Investigators attended and they are satisfied that the fire was not started deliberately. We have now left the address.

"Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the woman who died."

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