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Pensioner dies in Sedge Fen bungalow fire

PUBLISHED: 15:45 15 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:46 15 February 2017

Police and fire crews at the scene the day after the Sedge Fen fire. Picture: CHRIS SHIMWELL

Police and fire crews at the scene the day after the Sedge Fen fire. Picture: CHRIS SHIMWELL

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Police have revealed the man who was found dead in a bungalow fire in Sedge Fen yesterday was in his 80s.

Although the cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed, police today said the fire was not believed to be suspicious.

The body was discovered by firefighters tackling a late-night bungalow fire in a remote part of the Suffolk Fens.

The victim’s next-of-kin are still being informed by Suffolk police of the tragedy at the home in Sedge Fen, which is to the west of Lakenheath.

The fire was at the end of Decoy Road, a long-running stretch of public-access track that is ultimately a cul-de-sac ending just south of the River Little Ouse.

MORE: Man has died in ‘intense’ house fire in Sedge Fen, says Suffolk fire officer
To reach it, a long drive across open fields is necessary and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service investigation officer Steve Mableson described the location of the fire as “remote”.

“Because of the remoteness, the fire was relatively intense by the time fire appliances attended. We had four fire engines here who fought the fire successfully,” he said.

The fire was eventually brought under control at 12.45am – around five hours after it started.

The man’s name and other details are yet to be confirmed by Suffolk Constabulary, which said formal identification was still to be completed.

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