Pensioner dies in sheltered housing fire

Scene of fire in Banbury An investigation is under way with Thames Valley Police to establish the cause of the fire

Related Stories

A woman has died in a fire at her sheltered accommodation in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in the living room of the property just before 18:45 GMT on Tuesday.

The woman, believed to be in her late 80s, was found by fire crews but they were unable to save her.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue said an investigation was under way with Thames Valley Police to establish the cause of the fire.

The incident was the second fatality in a fire in Oxfordshire in seven days.

On 20 February, a woman died when a fire broke out in the living room of her home in Thame.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Oxford

Weather

Oxford

19 °C 14 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.