Cleveland Fire Brigade have confirmed a body was recovered from a house fire in Middlesbrough this morning.

Fire broke out at a property in Burlam Road which was described as a well developed fire.

Emergency services arrived at the scene of the fire at 10:21AM today (28th January 2014).

Police have not released details of the causality.

Cleveland Police have confirmed a joint investigation is under way.

Anyone with any information is requested to contact Cleveland Police on 101.