Pensioner dies in house fire in Bognor Regis
A woman has died in a fire in a house with no working smoke alarm, West Sussex Fire and Rescue said.
A visitor to the home of the 82-year-old discovered her body in the smoke-filled house in Winston Crescent, Bognor Regis at 07:15 GMT.
The fire and rescue service said there was damage to a chair and curtains but the fire had already gone out.
A spokesman said the possibility that it had been started by a cigarette "had not been ruled out".
The pensioner's death is not being treated as suspicious and an investigation is underway.