Lincolnshire

Spalding house fire investigators find third body

Firefighters outside a house
Image caption Six fire crews were sent to tackle the house fire, after which three bodies were found

A third body has been found in the wreckage of a house after a fire in Lincolnshire, police have confirmed.

The blaze broke out in Spalding, shortly after 00:00 BST on Sunday.

Lincolnshire Police said the cause of the fire was not yet known as it had been initially not safe for fire investigators to enter the house, in Tower Lane, off Cowbit Road.

Police are working to establish the identity of the three deceased and to trace next of kin.

Image caption The blaze started at the property, on Tower Lane, in the early hours of the morning

Lincolnshire Fire Service said six crews were call in to deal with the fire.

Station manager Matthew Perrin said it had spread from the ground floor to the first floor area before being brought under control.

Officers managed to rescue one of the victims, but were unable to resuscitate them.

A second casualty was found in the house in the early hours of Sunday, after the fire was put out.

Image caption The fire service is carrying out a joint investigation with the police

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