Female found dead in house fire

Dennyview Road, Abbots Leigh, Bristol

Firefighters have discovered the body of a female following a severe fire at a detached house in Abbots Leigh.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service’s Control Room received a number of 999 calls to the property, which was severely damaged as a result of the fire.

At the height of the incident, six fire engines and a turntable ladder were on the scene, with 10 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus (BA) and six jets in use.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is set to continue tomorrow.