Woman dies in bungalow fire on Breton Avenue, March

PUBLISHED: 10:38 07 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:41 07 June 2017

The scene of an incident on Breton Avenue, March, on June 6. PHOTO: Seb Pearce

The scene of an incident on Breton Avenue, March, on June 6. PHOTO: Seb Pearce

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A woman has died following a bungalow fire on Breton Avenue, March.

The scene of an incident on Breton Avenue, March, on June 6. PHOTO: Seb PearceThe scene of an incident on Breton Avenue, March, on June 6. PHOTO: Seb Pearce

Emergency services were called to the bungalow at around 9.50am yesterday (June 6) and a woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police cars, fire engines and police scientific support unit vehicles remained parked outside the bungalow for several hours after the fire.

The scene of an incident on Breton Avenue, March, on June 6. PHOTO: Seb PearceThe scene of an incident on Breton Avenue, March, on June 6. PHOTO: Seb Pearce

A police spokesman said: “We were called to Breton Avenue, March at about 9.50am yesterday (June 6) with reports of a bungalow on fire.

“Sadly, a woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The fire is being treated as non-suspicious and the death has been passed to the coroner.”

Station Commander Gavin Hammond, from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Early indications from a fire investigation showed cause of fire was a heating element used for heating liquid setting alight a carpet.”

An eyewitness, who lives nearby, said: “There were a couple of fire engines and four or five ambulances about half way down the road at around 10.10am.

“I live on Worsley Chase and we had a power cut for about 15 minutes at the same time. I don’t know if it is linked.”


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