A person has died after a fatal house fire.

Crews from the town as well as neighbouring Nuneaton were called out to a property in Charnwood Drive area in Hinckley at around 2am this morning (January 13).

As a result of a fire at the property, one person has died, the fire service has revealed.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that the fire is understood to have started at a bedroom in the property.

A full investigation is now under way into the cause of the blaze, which claimed the life of the resident inside.

The identity of the dead person is not yet known.

Police officers have been spotted this morning and a cordon has been put up around part of the street.

We have contacted Leicestershire Police about the incident and are awaiting a comment.

This is a live blog. Follow it for all the latest updates on the incident below throughout the day.

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