Police tape in place after woman dies in Bath flat fire – Somerset Live

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene
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Police tape remains at the scene in Bath after a woman died in a flat fire.
Three crews from Avon Fire and Rescue were deployed to the scene on Pera Road at 2:03am on Sunday (November 5) where they found one flat "well alight".
A woman, the occupant of the address, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
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Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed that her next of kin have been informed.
The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental and not suspicious, but Avon Fire and Rescue confirmed that the scene was handed over to police once the blaze was extinguished to conduct enquiries on behalf of the coroner.
In a statement, Avon Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews from Bath, Hicks Gate and Kingswood responded to reports of a flat fire.
"On arrival, crews found one flat well alight.
"Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus for safety used two high pressure hose reels, one 45mm jet, one 45mm covering jet, positive pressure ventilation fans and a triple extension ladder to extinguish the blaze.
"Sadly, one person was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics.
"The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental."
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In a statement, Avon and Somerset Police said: “At 2.35am on Sunday officers were alerted to a fire at an address on Pera Road, Bath by the fire service.
“The occupant of the address, a woman, was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.
“Her death is not being treated as suspicious and officers will now prepare a report for the coroner.
“The woman’s next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”
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