Lancaster fire leaves one dead

Coniston Road, Lancaster Image copyright Google
Image caption The fire started shortly before 04:50, police said.

A person has died in a house fire in Lancaster.

Police said detectives were investigating the blaze which started shortly before 04:50 GMT on Coniston Road.

The force added the fire is being treated as unexplained and a joint investigation with the fire service has been launched.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said it sent five fire engines to the scene to tackle the blaze.

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