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Ipswich – Fatal house fire update

Detectives investigating a fatal house fire in Ipswich do not currently believe it to be suspicious, following initial enquiries.

Police were contacted by the fire service at 8.20pm last night, Sunday 29 December, to report that they had been called to the incident at an address in Teal Close.

A woman aged in her 70s had been assisted safely out of the house by a member of the public prior to the arrival of emergency services, but despite their best efforts and those of the firefighters, a man aged in his 80s was sadly found deceased inside the property.

A joint police and fire service investigation has taken place today and found no evidence of any third-party involvement. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing, but at this time the cause of the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

Previous release | 30 December 2019 - 11.20am

A man has died following a house fire in Ipswich.

Police were contacted by the fire service at 8.20pm last night, Sunday 29 December, to report that they had been called to the incident at an address in Teal Close.

A woman aged in her 70s had been assisted safely out of the house by a member of the public prior to the arrival of emergency services, but despite their best efforts and those of the firefighters, a man aged in his 80s was sadly found deceased inside the property.

A scene is currently in place at the house and a joint police and fire service investigation is taking place to determine the cause of the blaze.