Police investigate as woman dies in fire in Burnham Market today

An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Burnham Market, near Wells, this afternoon.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

Emergency services attended a property in Church Walk shortly before 2.50pm after concerns were raised for the welfare of the occupant and reports of a fire at the property.

The woman was discovered at the address and despite attempts to treat her, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire and police investigations are still at an early stage, but the death is currently being treated as unexplained.


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A cordon remains at the property pending further investigations.

Anyone with information should call Norfolk Police on the non-emergency number, 101.

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