Investigation continues into cause of fatal house fire in Beccles

Emergency services attend the scene of a house fire on Rigbourne Hill, Beccles.
Picture: Nick Butche

Emergency services attend the scene of a house fire on Rigbourne Hill, Beccles. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

An investigation into the cause of a fatal house fire in Beccles is continuing.

Emergency services attend the scene of a house fire on Rigbourne Hill, Beccles.
Picture: Nick Butche

Emergency services attend the scene of a house fire on Rigbourne Hill, Beccles. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Police were called by the fire service at 6.45am yesterday, Tuesday, August 1, to reports that a property in Rigbourne Hill was alight and two people were inside.

Ambulance crews were also in attendance, but a 74-year-old woman sadly died at the scene.

A man was also taken to the James Paget University Hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation and burns.

Emergency services attend the scene of a house fire on Rigbourne Hill, Beccles.
Picture: Nick Butche

Emergency services attend the scene of a house fire on Rigbourne Hill, Beccles. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Four fire crews – two from Lowestoft South and one each from Beccles and Loddon – were sent to the semi-detached property and worked to put out the blaze on the first floor.


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

Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 35 of August 1.

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