Elderly woman dies in house fire

An elderly woman has tragically died in a fire in a property in Redruth.

The confirmation comes after police and firefighters were called to an address on North Street in Redruth at around 9.45pm on Friday, March 26 and were met with a property “filled with black smoke”.

Police have have now confirmed the woman, aged 83, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next-of-kin have been informed.

The fire is not currently being treated as suspicious, but police are appealing for witnesses and continuing to investigate the circumstances.

Officers have confirmed that a file is being prepared for the coroner.

Police and firefighters were called to an address on North Road, Redruth. Sadly a 83-year-old woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Police and firefighters were called to an address on North Road, Redruth. Sadly a 83-year-old woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.
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A statement from Devon and Cornwall Police says: “At around 9.35pm on Friday, March 26, police were alerted by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service to a fire at an address in North Street, Redruth.

“The fire service was met with a property filled with black smoke upon its arrival.

“An 83-year-old woman was pronounced deceased at the scene and the next of kin have been informed.

“The fire is not currently being treated as suspicious. Police continue to investigate the circumstances and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

“Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or email on 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log number 931 of 26/03/21 .”

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A statement from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service adds: “At 2122hrs on Friday 26th March 2021, Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service Critical Control Centre at Tolvaddon received a call to a fire at an address in North Street, Redruth.

“Two appliances from Tolvaddon and one from Falmouth were sent.

“Sadly, an 83-year-old female was pronounced deceased at the scene. Next of kin have been informed. A Police and Fire investigation continues.

“Anyone with information is asked to call Police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk quoting log number 931 of 260321.”

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