A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a house fire in Colchester.
The 42-year-old, from Colchester, was arrested at an address in Colchester. She is currently being questioned by detectives.
The fire happened at a house in Rochdale Way shortly after 1.15am yesterday morning.
A 78-year-old man was trapped inside the property and was carried from inside the house by fire crews. Despite CPR attempts by fire, police and paramedics, the man died at the scene.
Police and fire investigators are investigating the cause and the circumstances leading up to the fire.
The pair were known to each other.