Fatal fire in Nelson ‘not suspicious’

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An investigation into a fire at a house in Nelson in which a man died has found the cause to be of a non-suspicious nature.

Fire and rescue, police and forensic teams launched the investigation on Wednesday night after the “severe” fire at the house in Brentwood Road.

Crews from Nelson and Colne tackled the blaze in the living room of the property and discovered the body of a man thought to be in his 40s.

A police spokesman confirmed today the cause of the fire was not suspicious, but they were not in a position to identify the victim at this stage.