INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the cause of the fire which resulted in the death of a Middlesbrough man.

Firefighters were called to a detached home in Burlam Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, at 10.20am yesterday (Tuesday, January 28), where the body of a man believed to be in his 50s was recovered.

The kitchen of the house was completely destroyed by fire and the conservatory and dining room were severely damaged by heat and smoke.

The remainder of the property also suffered heat and smoke damage.