Police investigate fatal blaze

First published in News by

A WOMAN has died following a fire at a ground floor flat on the Thompson Street Estate, Barry, on Wednesday, August 27.

Emergency services attended at Avocet Court at 1.55pm following reports of a blaze at the property near Coronation Street, in the Castleland area of the town.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said two engines had been deployed from Barry station and one from Penarth to tackle the fire.

A Coronation Street resident said they had become aware of the incident when the emergency services arrived and saw that a crowd of people had gathered.

The fire was confined to a single flat.

A South Wales Police spokeswoman confirmed first aid and CPR had been administered, but a woman in her early 70s had died.

She added that police were now conducting an investigation into the cause of the blaze.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree