A body has been found in a top floor flat following a fire in the early hours of the morning.
Police say the fire on Westdale Road in Thornaby happened at 1.55am sadly a body was found within the property by emergency services.
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Detectives and fire officers will be at the address while investigations continue. It would be usual practice for police to initially investigate a fire of this nature until a cause is identified.
Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.