Fatality at flat fire in Holtspur last night

Tue 24 Mar, 2015

A woman has died following a fire in a flat in Holtspur last night (Monday 23 March 2015).

Crews from Beaconsfield and High Wycombe and an officer were called to an address in Kiln Court at 11.21pm after an automatic fire alarm activated.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the flat and dealt with the fire and discovered a body.

They ensured that adjoining flats were not affected and worked to reassure other residents that the incident had been dealt with and that they could stay in their flats.

Group Commander Roger Brinklow from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service said: "Our thoughts are with her family and friends, and the local community.

"Crews are visiting the area today to provide further reassurance and to carry out Home Fire Risk Checks."

A fire investigation is being carried out and an inquest will be held.