Hemsby house fire leaves one person dead

Ormesby Glebe, Norfolk
Image caption Emergency services were called to Ormesby Glebe, Hemsby at about 19:20 GMT on Sunday

A woman in her 80s has died in a fire at a house in Norfolk.

The victim, who has not yet been identified, died in the fire on Ormesby Glebe, Hemsby, at about 19:20 GMT on Sunday.

A cordon has been put in place on the road and a number of nearby properties evacuated as a precaution, police say.

Norfolk Constabulary added it was "too soon" to confirm the cause of the fire but said investigators were examining the property.

At the scene: BBC Radio Norfolk reporter Andrew Turner

There's a red and white fire and rescue barrier which is preventing anyone getting into Ormesby Glebe, with a police officer standing centre.

All that is left of this house from the western side is just the timbers. It looks like it was a wooden construction house.

It's been completely wiped out by this fire. The intensity of it must have been severe.

Image caption A police cordon is in place on Ormesby Glebe

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