Tributes for the ‘wonderful and alive’ solicitor, 67, who died in a house fire in Harrogate as police launch an inquiry

TRIBUTE has been paid to a ‘wonderful’ lawyer who was found dead after a mysterious fire engulfed her village home.

Lynda Greenwood, 67, died in the horror fire that completely burned out her home in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Friends of the lawyer paid tribute "profitable" woman


Friends of the lawyer paid tribute to the “wonderful” womanPhoto credit: Facebook/lynda.greenwood1
Officials are investigating the cause of the Harrogate fire


Officials are investigating the cause of the Harrogate fireCredit: Ben Lack

Neighbors raised the alarm on April 2 after spotting some flames at the Brearton property, but firefighters were unable to save the lawyer.

Lynda founded Greenwoods Solicitors in Knaresborough as a family business after having her daughter in 1991.

In a statement, the company said: “We regret to inform you that our partner Lynda Greenwood has sadly and suddenly passed away.

“We will continue to provide you with legal advice and can process your legal concerns as usual.

“Rest assured that the interests of our customers are our top priority. Please bear with us at this very difficult time.”

A floral tribute outside the house read: “RIP sweet lady. You had a heart of gold, a wicked sense of humor and you were beautiful inside and out.

“I miss you very much, love Richard, Lynn, Holly and Amber xxxx”

Lynda’s friends have hailed her as a “strong” and “alive” woman who will be “madly missed”.

One said: “It’s so tragic. Lynda was a wonderful, vibrant woman. She will be greatly missed at Knaresborough. Sincere condolences to you all.”

Another added: “Shockingly devastating news. A strong, intelligent woman with a big heart, a tremendous sense of humor and a thirst for life. Gone way too soon. She will be greatly missed.”

Others described her as having a “sparkling personality” and a “smile for everyone”, with her neighbor adding that she is “a truly incredible person”.

Fire crews from Knaresborough, Harrogate, Ripon and Boroughbridge fought the Brearton fire.

The living room, hallway, and front of the property were devastated by the fire, and the rest of the building was damaged by smoke.


It is currently unknown what caused the inferno and police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “A joint investigation by North Yorkshire Fire Services and North Yorkshire Police is underway following the tragic death of a woman in a house fire in a village near Knaresborough.

“The incident happened in Brearton and emergency services were alerted at 10.09pm on Saturday by concerned neighbours.

“Despite the best efforts of firefighters and paramedics to save her life, a woman in her late 60s sadly died at the scene. Her family is supported by the police.

“The fire brigade had to extinguish the fire and ventilate the smoky property. There were no other occupants and no neighboring properties were damaged.

“As part of the joint investigation to determine the cause of the fire, we are asking people to provide any information that might assist in the investigation.

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“If you can help please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, dial option 1 and speak to the Force Control Room.

“Please include reference number 12220056029 when providing details.”

Lynda was pronounced dead at the scene


Lynda was pronounced dead at the sceneCredit: Facebook Tributes for the ‘wonderful and alive’ solicitor, 67, who died in a house fire in Harrogate as police launch an inquiry


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