An inquest has opened into the death of a woman who died in a blaze that broke into a caravan in east Suffolk.

Ruth Pingree died in a caravan fire at a site between Saxmundham and Leiston in the early hours of Sunday, July 24 last year.

Ms Pingree, from Surrey, was 42 years old, Suffolk Coroners' Court in Ipswich heard on Friday.

Following the blaze, a man and two children were injured and admitted to hospital. 

The fire broke out at about 4.40am and was confined to one caravan. 

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the fire took place at Wardspring Farm in Leiston Road. 

The site, marketed as Happy Days Retro Vacations, was home to seven Airstream caravans. 

Following Ms Pingree's death, East Suffolk Council and Suffolk police launched an investigation into the incident.

After her death was confirmed by police, Richard Smith, Suffolk county councillor for Blything, which includes Saxmundham, described the incident as a "terrible tragedy".

The full inquest into Ms Pingree's death has been adjourned until January 17, 2024, as the court is awaiting an pre-inquest review.