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Great Yarmouth house fire victims 'quiet yet friendly'

Great Yarmouth fire
Image caption Neighbours in Admiralty Road alerted the emergency services after seeing smoke billowing from a window

Neighbours have described a couple, whose bodies were found in a house at a Norfolk seaside town after a fire, as "friendly but very retiring".

The couple were found by firefighters called to the blaze in Admiralty Road in Great Yarmouth on Sunday.

Neighbours, who did not want to be identified, said the couple were "quiet yet friendly" and "kept themselves to themselves except to say hello".

Police are continuing inquiries while treating the deaths as unexplained.

The house has been sealed off while investigations continue. Police have not yet revealed their identities or any other details.

A blue police tent stands outside the front of the house with officers standing guard at the front and back.

Little damage to the terraced house is visible, though the upstairs windows are blackened and there is a smell of smoke in the area.

Neighbours described a tower of black smoke that was visible across town and spoke of a rapid response from fire crews and police.

Image caption Police officers are guarding the terraced house back and front

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