A house fire in Peterborough that has now claimed a second death was an accident, an inquiry has determined.
A man was found dead at the house in Crabtree, Paston, Peterborough, on Monday following a major blaze.
Today it was revealed that a woman, also in the house, has died in hospital from her injuries.
A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said: “A thorough fire investigation, involving several officers and police investigators, has determined the cause of the fire was accidental.”
At 5.46am on Monday (19) crews were called to reports of a house fire on Crabtree, Paston.
Firefighters from Dogsthorpe, Stanground, the Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade and Thorney responded to the incident.
“They arrived to find a well-developed fire at a terraced house,” said the spokesperson.
“They rescued two people from the property and performed CPR alongside the ambulance service.
“Sadly, one man was declared dead at the scene and a woman was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.”
The spokesperson said: “The woman who was injured in the fire has sadly died in hospital.”
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