Woman in her 60s killed in house fire as police investigate Harrogate fire

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation with the fire department after a woman was found dead in a horror fire.

Officials made the grim discovery after a concerned neighbor flaunted the fire at the property in Brearton, Harrogate, last night.

A woman in her 60s has died in a fatal fire in Brearton


A woman in her 60s has died in a fatal fire in BreartonCredit: Alamy

Emergency services rushed to the scene, but paramedics could not save the life of the woman in her 60s.

Their next of kin have been informed and are being assisted by specialized officials.

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.” Woman in her 60s killed in house fire as police investigate Harrogate fire


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