Man found dead after second Blackpool fire

A Police Officer outside a house on Miller Street, South Shore, Blackpool.

A Police Officer outside a house on Miller Street, South Shore, Blackpool.

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AN investigation is under way after a man was found dead in a house in South Shore.

It’s believed the man, in his 40s, is the second person to have died in a suspected house fire in Blackpool in just 24 hours.

Police were called to the house in Miller Street on Monday night after a call from a neighbour who had not seen the man for a number of days.

His body was discovered in the kitchen and paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

Det Insp Martin Kane said it was not known when the fire, possibly started by a chip pan, started,

The man’s death is currently being treated as “unexplained”.