Penygroes fire: Body found in kitchen

North Wales Police said the cause of the fire was still being investigated.

A body has been found by fire crews tackling a blaze at a terraced house in Gwynedd.

They were called to the property in Ffordd Llanllyfni, Penygroes, at 15:03 BST on Tuesday and found the body in the kitchen.

North Wales Police said the cause of the fire was still being investigated.

Local councillor Dyfed Edwards described the fire as a "blow to the community and the family involved".

"It's a shock when something like this happens at any time, but especially during the day, and the community extend their sympathy and will be offering whatever help they can," he told BBC Radio Cymru.

"The emergency services are there and the police are redirecting traffic.

"It's a scene of a lot of activity, and it's very unusual for this area."

Gwynedd council said the old A487 between the villages of Llanllyfni and Penygroes was closed for a number of hours following the incident.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC North West Wales

Weather

Anglesey

11 °C 5 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • GeoguessrWhere in the world?

    Think you’re a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s Geoguessr

Programmes

  • Suspension bridge connecting mountain peaksThe Travel Show Watch

    Must-see global events including walking the first suspension bridge to connect mountain peaks

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.