Sussex

Pensioner killed in Eastbourne house fire

  • 7 October 2013
  • From the section Sussex

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.

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