The death of Irene Cockerton, 87, in the fire at Gibson Court was a “tragic accident”, the coroner ruled last Friday.
Irene was the only resident who did not reach safety after fire swept through the retirement leasehold site on September 30 2011.
Her body was found by rescue workers the next day in her wardrobe where she is believed to have taken shelter. She died of asphyxiation. [Read more...]