Cambridgeshire

Burwell fatal bungalow fire caused by 'smoking materials'

Bungalow fire in Burwell, Cambridgeshire
Crews spent four hours dousing the blaze in Burwell

A fire that swept through a Cambridgeshire bungalow killing a young woman may have been caused by a cigarette or lighter, the fire service has said.

The blaze in Hawthorn Way, Burwell, took hold on Saturday morning. A body was found soon afterwards.

An investigation concluded the fire was accidental.

"The most likely cause... was "smoking materials", a spokesman said. No one else was injured in the blaze.

Neighbours described the woman as "bedridden and unable to walk" and said they believed she may have had multiple sclerosis.

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