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Tragic New Year’s Eve fire claims life of woman in Oxford – Third fatal blaze in three days



Woman in her 20s dies as blaze engulfs oxford home, adding to recent spate of fatal fires across the UK

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A devastating New Year’s Eve house fire in Oxford has claimed the life of a woman in her 20s, marking the third fatal blaze in the UK within a span of three days. The fire erupted in an Oxford home on Hundred Acres Close, Headington, resulting in the tragic death of the young woman.

Neighbours have expressed their grief and paid tribute to the woman, recalling her as someone who was “always smiling.” The incident unfolded early in the morning at around 6.25 am, prompting a rapid response from Thames Valley Police and firefighters. Despite efforts to rescue her, the woman succumbed to the fire-related injuries.

The New Year’s Eve tragedy follows a series of fatal fires in recent days, contributing to a total of five lives lost in three separate incidents. The grim sequence began with a house fire in Croydon, where three people tragically perished. Another fatal blaze occurred, claiming a man’s life on the subsequent day.

Shanice, a witness to the Oxford fire, shared her shock with The Oxford Mail, stating that while she didn’t personally know the deceased woman, she remembers her as someone who was “always smiling and saying hello.” The suddenness and severity of the incident have left the community in disbelief.

Firefighters, deploying four fire engines, swiftly responded to tackle the blaze in Oxford. Thames Valley Police have initiated an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. The victim’s next of kin has been notified, and efforts to unravel the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident are ongoing.

The Oxford incident adds to the sorrowful chain of recent fatal fires across the UK. Just yesterday, a fire in Carlisle claimed the life of one person, adding to the growing toll. Additionally, three lives were lost in a South London blaze on Friday, marking a distressing period for emergency services and communities.


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