Woman dies in Hayling Island house fire this morning as family are informed

A WOMAN died in a house fire in Hayling Island this morning – leaving a close-knit community sad.

Monday, 27th September 2021, 5:49 pm
Updated Monday, 27th September 2021, 9:45 pm

Crews from Hayling Island, Cosham, Emsworth and Southsea attended the blaze in Bacon Lane at 7.52am where a 95-year-old woman was found dead.

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Police said the fire was not being treated as suspicious currently.

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Firefighters attended

A police spokeswoman added: ‘Her family have been informed and are being supported. A file will be prepared for the coroner.’

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used hose reel jets to put the fire out and a ventilation fan to clear smoke before the fire was extinguished at 9.16am.

Resident Richard Coates said: ‘This morning the road was closed with there multiple fire appliances in the area.

A 95-year-old woman died in a house fire in Bacon Lane, Hayling Island, on 27 September, 2021. Pic: Google

‘Police were there blocking the road. They must have been there a while dealing with it.

‘It is absolutely awful to hear of the lady’s death.

‘When I saw the road was closed off I thought it could be a serious fire.

‘Police and fire investigation were still there in the afternoon.’

Leah Turner, Hayling east councillor, said: ‘All the councillors are very sad to hear of the passing of this lady.

‘It is absolutely awful to hear about.

‘To get to age 95 and die in a house fire is terrible.

‘The community in Hayling is close-knit and I’m sure everyone is sad to hear about this. You don’t often get situations like this.

‘Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.’

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