Pensioner dies in flat fire tragedy

A PENSIONER has died following a fire at her flat in Clacton. Firefighters were called to the warden-run accommodation just before 4am this morning and were on the scene in less than five minutes.

A PENSIONER has died following a fire at her flat in Clacton.

Firefighters were called to the warden-run accommodation and were on the scene in less than five minutes.

Unfortunately there was nothing that could be done to save the 75-year-old woman's life.

An investigation into the cause of the blaze at Ramsden Close was been launched.


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Senior divisional officer Mark James said: “Our deepest sympathies are with friends and family affected by this loss, our firefighters were on the scene within four minuets of us receiving the call but tragically, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save this poor lady's life.”

Two crews from Clacton attended the scene of the fire which happened just before 4am on Saturday.

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* For more details on this story see Monday's East Anglian Daily Times.

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