Grimsby

Person dies in overnight house fire in Grimsby

A person has died in a house fire in Grimsby overnight.

Investigations are underway following the fire at at flat on Purbeck Road, with emergency services called shortly before 2am on Friday, September 22.

A cordon is in place.

Temporary detective chief inspector Alan Curtis of Humberside Police said: “We were called shortly before 2am today, Friday 22 September, with reports of a fire in Grimsby.

“We attended, along with Humberside Fire and Rescue, and the other flats in the building were evacuated.

“We can confirm that one person has died within the property but as yet formal identification has not taken place.

“A cordon has been put in place and community police officers are in attendance and will be providing reassurance whilst enquiries are ongoing.

“We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and I would appeal to anyone with any information to contact us. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone that was in this area of Grimsby between midnight and 3am.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting log 33 of September 22.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.