Fatal Clare house fire 'not suspicious'

Nethergate Street in Clare
Image caption Nethergate Street was sealed off as part of the investigation

A fatal house fire in a Suffolk village is not being treated as suspicious, police have said.

The fire service and police were called to reports of the blaze in Nethergate Street, Clare, near Sudbury, at about 07:50 GMT on Tuesday.

Firefighters found a body in the property. A joint investigation concluded the "significant" fire was "accidental".

Inquiries are continuing to formally identify the body, police said.

A post-mortem examination has yet to be carried out.

Image caption The fire started in the first floor of the house

Dave Collins, of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, said the fire was "significant" throughout the first floor of the house and also spread to the ground floor.

Forty firefighters tackled the blaze at its height.

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