UPDATE: Neighbours’ tributes to man killed in King’s Lynn house fire

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Neighbours have paid tribute to the man who was killed in a house fire in Lynn earlier today as investigation continue into the cause.

The man has been named locally as Chris Flegg, who lived with his mother Carol, in Alice Fisher Crescent.

The scene in Alice Fisher Crescent following the fatal fire

The scene in Alice Fisher Crescent following the fatal fire

Police have sealed off the road around their home while firefighters conduct their investigation.

People living in Alice Fisher Crescent have paid tribute to Mr Flegg.

A neighbour said: “He was a lovely gentleman. They were a lovely family. It is such a shock, you don’t expect to wake up and find a neighbour has passed away.”

Another neighbour dialled 999 after spotting the fire at 6.20am and attempted to pull out Mrs Flegg, who was asleep on the ground floor.

But she was rescued by firefighters, who had arrived at that stage, and is now being treated for smoke inhalation at hospital.

Three crews from Lynn and another from Sandringham tackled the blaze, which was concentrated on the first floor.

Bob Ayres, a Lynn fire station manager, said: “The crews worked hard to contain the fire to that first floor. It was a significant fire, there is no doubt about that. Crews did extremely well.”

Mr Ayres expects the investigation to continue for most of the day. The team is currently waiting for the arrival of the accelerant detection dog and have stressed that is part of normal practice.