Elderly Woman Dies In Beccles House Fire

2 August 2017, 17:03 | Updated: 2 August 2017, 17:06

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An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Beccles.

Police were called by the Fire Service at 6.45am yesterday morning, Tuesday 1 August, to reports that a property in Rigbourne Hill was alight and two persons were inside.

Ambulance crews were also in attendance, but a 74-year-old woman sadly died at the scene. A man who was also present at the address was taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.

A joint police and fire investigation into the cause of the blaze commenced yesterday morning and has been continuing today.


Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.