Investigation into Cantley house fire death

The windows of a flat after a fire at Callender Court, Middleham Road, Cantley, where a man and his dog died, in the early hours of Christmas Eve morning. Picture: Andrew Roe
The windows of a flat after a fire at Callender Court, Middleham Road, Cantley, where a man and his dog died, in the early hours of Christmas Eve morning. Picture: Andrew Roe

Detectives investigating the death of a man in a house fire on Christmas Eve are treating the incident as suspicious.

Officers are keeping an open mind about the circumstances of the man’s death at Callender Court, Middleham Road, Cantley.

The cause of the fire is being jointly investigated with South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue.

Police believe the body to be that of a 40-year-old local man but formal identification has not yet taken place.

Searches and forensic work continues at the property.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 274 of Saturday, December 24.