Body found in Torrington flat fire

Joseph Bulmer

FIREMEN fighting a blaze in a block of flats in Torrington early yesterday (Sunday) discovered the body of a man in the property. A joint police and fire service investigation is under way to discover the cause of the blaze in the Calf Street property. A

FIREMEN fighting a blaze in a block of flats in Torrington early yesterday (Sunday) discovered the body of a man in the property.

A joint police and fire service investigation is under way to discover the cause of the blaze in the Calf Street property. Arson detector dogs were requested to attend.

Fire crews from Torrington, Bideford, Appledore and Hatherleigh were sent to the scene together with the incident command vehicle support pump from Ilfracombe.

Several calls were received from members of the public reporting the fire, the first at 5.20am

The dead man is thought to be local and in his forties.

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