BREAKING NEWS: Police confirm man dead in Eastbourne house fire

Fire in Salehurst Road

Fire in Salehurst Road

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An investigation continues this morning (Sunday) after an elderly man died in a house fire in his Eastbourne home last night.

The pensioner’s body was found inside his Salehurst Road home shortly before 9pm after emergency services were called to a report of a fire.

The road, off Victoria Road, was cordoned off for several hours as fire crews and police officers began an investigation.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said today (Sunday) the fire was not being treated as suspicious.

He added, “Emergency services were called to a property in Salehurst Road at 8.30pm. Firefighters entered the property and discovered a deceased male.

“Enquiries are continuing and the fire is not being treated as suspicious.”

The fire at the terraced property is believed to have been started in the kitchen.