Investigations Into Reigate Fire Continue
27 January 2017, 08:46
Surrey Police and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service say investigations into Reigate fire will continue into the weekend.
Three people died in the fire which occurred at a property in Trumpets Hill Road and at this time is unexplained.
It was reported to the emergency services at around 11am on Tuesday (January 24) and is believed to have occurred overnight from Monday into Tuesday morning when it was reported by a neighbour.
The occupants’ next of kin have been informed, however no formal identification of the deceased has yet taken place.
East Surrey Inspector Richard Hamlin said: “Our thoughts continue to remain with the family and friends of those that died at what is an incredibly distressing time.
“We understand that this has been a shock to the community and is something we, with our colleagues in the fire service are working to determine the cause of.
“We have been carrying out house to house enquiries in the local area since this happened and will continue to work with the community to support them where we can.
“This is a complex investigation which will take time to conduct because of the extensive damage to the property – this work will continue over the weekend.”
A Surrey Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Due to the challenging and complex working environment that the investigation is taking place in it remains too early to comment or speculate on the cause.
“We will be continuing to work closely with Surrey Police through the coming days to determine what happened and are our thoughts remain with the family's loved ones at this extremely difficult time.”