POLICE are in the very early stages of investigating a fatal house fire which occurred in the early hours of today (Sunday).
Officers were called at approximately 4.50am to reports a fire had broken out at an address on Coniston Road, Lancaster.
It is believed one person has sadly died.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent four fire engines to the scene – two from Lancaster, one from Morecambe and one from Bolton-le-Sands – and five teams with breathing apparatus went into the house to extinguish the fire.
A joint police and fire service investigation has now been launched and the fire is currently being treated as unexplained.