Tributes paid to Bristol woman killed in house fire

Sara Peel-Yates
Image caption A full investigation into the circumstances of the fire is underway

The family of a 34-year-old mother from Bristol who was killed in a house fire have paid tribute to her.

Sara Peel-Yates was found unconscious inside a house in Wells Road, Knowle, on Saturday morning and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Her family said she was kind and a totally dedicated mother to her son Zac.

The causes of both the fire and Miss Peel-Yates' death are as yet unexplained, police have said.

'Truly tragic'

"Sara loved her family above everything and gave her family and friends love and support throughout her life," her family said in a statement.

Image caption The cause of Saturday morning's fire is being investigated

"Everybody who knew her will love her and miss her always."

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman appealed for anyone who may be able to help their inquiry to come forward.

"This was a truly tragic event and we are very keen to determine exactly what led to this young woman dying in this fire," the spokesman said.

"I would appeal to anyone who saw or heard anything or otherwise has any information that could possibly have any relevance to come forward and speak to us."

Emergency services were called to the three-storey property early on Saturday morning.

An Avon Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said it was believed the woman was the only person in the house at the time.

"She was rescued from the property and attempts were made to resuscitate her, but sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene," he said.

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