Woman found dead in tragic Sutton flat fire

The body of a woman was found after firefighters battled a blaze that badly damaged a flat in Sutton this morning.

Fire crews were called to the burning flat on Brighton Road, SM2, at around 3am and it took them more than an hour to get the blaze under control.

Crews made the tragic discover of a woman’s body in the bedroom as two fire engines and 14 firefightersfrom Sutton station attended the incident.

The cause of the fire is unknown and the Fire Brigade are conducting an investigation into the inferno which badly damaged around a quarter of the second floor flat.

No other homes in the six story block were reportedly damaged by the fire.

Picture courtesy of Martin Addison, with thanks

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