A WOMAN tragically died in a caravan blaze in Highbridge earlier this week.

Police say the cause of the fire on Sandacre Residential Park, in Old Burnham Road, on Monday (October 4) is "unexplained, but not believed to be suspicious".

Officer are trying to identify the woman's next of kin

Fire crews from Burnham-on-Sea, Taunton, Bridgwater and Cheddar were called to reports of the fire at 12.52pm.

Firefighters 'rescued' the woman from the blazing caravan, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police attended the incident and an area of the park was taped off as a scientific investigation team carried out an investigation.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "Enquiries are ongoing following the sudden death of a female in Highbridge on Monday 4 October.

"Police, fire and ambulance services were all called to a caravan site in the area at about 12.50pm.

"Firefighters rescued a female from one caravan, which was alight.

"Sadly, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Our investigation is at an early stage but at this time it is being treated as unexplained but not believed to be suspicious.

“Work to identify the female’s next of kin are ongoing.

"We will continue to carry out enquiries on behalf of the coroner."

Following several 999 calls to fire control, a fire engine attending "a different, but less serious incident close by" was diverted to the residential park.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “On arrival, crews confirmed a static caravan was well alight with possibly one person still inside.

“Crews requested further assistance so another two crews were sent to assist.

"One person was rescued by the fire service and was handed over to the ambulance crew on scene.

“The caravan was 75 percent destroyed by fire and was extinguished using six breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one safety jet and a thermal image camera.

"The cause of the fire is under investigation."