Video: Body found in Barrow house fire

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Police have found the body of a woman trapped inside a house in Barrow.

Firefighters and police were called to Whalley Road, Barrow, at 5-20 am today after reports of a blaze.

House fire at Whalley Road, Barrow, opposite Clitheroe Golf Club, on March 3rd 2015

House fire at Whalley Road, Barrow, opposite Clitheroe Golf Club, on March 3rd 2015

A man, who managed to escape the property, was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police confirmed they have found a body

“A joint investigation between Lancashire Constabulary and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is underway following a house fire at an address in Clitheroe.

“Police were called by the Fire Service at shortly after 5-35 am to an address on Whalley Road. A man in his 80s was recovered from the property and taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The investigation is very much in its early stages and so will be working closely with the Fire Service to determine exactly how this fire has started

Detective

“Sadly, a woman aged 84 was found deceased in the house. Inquiries are on-going to try to establish the cause of the fire and this could take some time.”

DI Marie Howarth from Blackburn CID added: “The investigation is very much in its early stages and so will be working closely with the Fire Service to determine exactly how this fire has started.”

Firefighters and police were called to Whalley Road, Barrow, at 5-20 am this morning after reports of a blaze.

Police are still controlling traffic past the Whalley Road property.