Fire service reveals findings of investigation into fatal blaze in Sheffield

An investigation into the cause of a fatal fire in Sheffield has established that it was started deliberately but in non-suspicious circumstances.

Friday, 4th September 2020, 11:59 am
A woman died in a flat fire in Lowedges, Sheffield, in the early hours of yesterday

A woman in her 30s was found dead in a flat on Becket Road, Lowedges, in the early hours of yesterday, Thursday, September 3.

Firefighters received reports of smoke in the property at around 2am and found her body inside during a search.

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A multi-agency investigation into the cause of the fire was carried out and found that it was started deliberately.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the fire involved the sofa in the lounge, in which room the woman’s body was discovered.

When crews arrived the flat was severely smoke logged but the fire had burnt out and was confined to just one room in the property.

South Yorkshire Police said officers attended but the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

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