Pensioner killed in Eastbourne house fire

A pensioner has died in a fire at a property in Eastbourne.

The 85-year-old woman was unconscious when she was rescued by firefighters from the blaze in Darley Road, at about 13:50 BST on Sunday.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue and ambulance staff tried to revive her, but she died at the scene.

The fire service remained at the scene until 22:00. An investigation found the fire was started accidentally, a spokesman said.

More on This Story

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

BBC Sussex

Weather

Brighton

Min. Night 17 °C

Features

  • Nigel Farage (left) and Douglas CarswellWho's next?

    The Tory MPs being tipped to follow Carswell to UKIP


  • A painting of the White House on fire by Tom FreemanFinders keepers

    The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814


  • President Barack Obama pauses during a press conference on 28 August.'No strategy'

    Obama's gaffe on Islamic State reveals political truth


  • Chris and Regina Catrambone with their daughter Maria LuisaSOS

    The millionaires who rescue people at sea


  • Plane7 days quiz

    What unusual offence got a Frenchman thrown off a plane?


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.