Fatal house fire
Shortly before 0100 hours this
morning the Fire Service were called to a residential house
in Dimock Street, Titahi Bay.
They were called by a
neighbour who heard glass breaking and shouting from inside
the address. The house was fully engulfed in fire by the
time of their arrival.
Whilst putting out the blaze the
Fire Officers discovered a body inside the premises.
property has been secured for a forensic examination this
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