Two feared dead in Lucker house fire

Two people are believed to have died in a house fire in Lucker.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 07 December, 2016, 10:43
Latest news from Northumbria Police.

Emergency services were called out in the early hours of this morning.

Police, fire service and ambulance attended and found a terraced house severely damaged by fire, next to the Apple Inn. The next door property suffered minor fire damage.

The scene of a house fire in Lucker where two people are believed to have died.

The fire service extinguished the fire and sadly it’s believed that the bodies of possibly two occupants are inside the house. Police are making enquiries to identify the deceased. Police and fire service are carrying out enquiries into the cause of the fire.

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A spokesman for Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service said: “Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service were called around 5.15am to a report of a house on fire in Lucker. Crews from Belford, Seahouses and Alnwick attended and on arrival the property was well alight. Specialist search teams are attending the scene and we are supporting Northumbria Police who are leading enquiries.”

UPDATE (12.50pm): Coun Lance Robson, who is chairman of Adderstone with Lucker Parish Council, has described the incident as ‘a tragedy for the whole village’. He said: “It is the second time in the last 30 years where people have lost their lives in fires in Lucker. There was a fire at Lucker Hall in 1987 when the owner and his wife died.”

The scene of a house fire in Lucker where two people are believed to have died.