Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 1°C

Search

Ipswich: Woman in 70s dies after smoke fills house

17:17 07 December 2012

Annette Coe, who died after fumes filled her house in St Edmunds Road, Ipswich.

Annette Coe, who died after fumes filled her house in St Edmunds Road, Ipswich.

Archant

A WOMAN in her 70s has died after fumes filled her Ipswich house.

shares

Annette Coe, the mother of William Coe, who runs the Coes stores in Suffolk and Essex, died yesterday at Ipswich Hospital.

Mrs Coe was left in a critical condition when smoke filled her home in St Edmunds Road on Wednesday night.

Paying tribute to her, Mrs Coe’s family said in a statement: “The family are devastated by the tragic loss of Annette. She was a selfless individual who supported her family, church, the family business and community wholeheartedly. She leaves a huge hole in all our lives.”

Paramedics requested help from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service after responding to a 999 call and finding the house filled with smoke.

Following the incident, Suffolk Fire and Rescue posted on their Facebook site: “Crews were mobilised and the first crew from Princes Street booked in attendance at 11:36pm to find the house lightly smoke logged. On arrival the casualty was out of the property and receiving treatment from the paramedics and from the fire service.

“Crews located the source of the incident as being smoke fumes from an oil heater which was external to the property.”

Fire crews said they isolated the gas and heating supplies to the house to make the scene safe.

Mrs Coe was taken to Ipswich Hospital for further treatment, but died on Thursday.

Police, fire and the Health and Safety Executive will be carrying out an investigation to establish the cause of death and a cordon remains up at the scene.

The Coroner has been informed and a post mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow.

shares

0 comments

A male cyclist has suffered a serious leg injury after being involved in a collision with a car in Ipswich this evening.

Poilce investigation work at the scene of the accident on the A12 at Martlesham Heath.

A toddler is fighting for their life in hospital after they were involved in a two-vehicle crash.

Wymondham Police Investigation Centre (PIC)

An Ipswich man has been charged with murder following a stabbing in Great Yarmouth.

The scene in Back Hamlet, Ipswich

Back Hamlet in Ipswich has reopened after what was described as an “unexploded grenade” was found.

Comedian Stewart Francis

“Nine of diamonds. Sorry, my mind is playing tricks with me.”

A model of Hogwarts Castle used in the filming of the Harry Potter films. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Suffolk has featured in various films and TV shows over the years – but often it is well hidden or shown only briefly.

Sir Bob Russell meets with Paul Geater.

A fortnight ago in my column I was discussing the importance (or not) of car parking prices in attracting visitors to a town for a shopping trip or general day out.

The A12 as it approaches the Copdock roundabout.

One lane is blocked on the A12 at Copdock after a multi-vehicle crash.

Ipswich Park and Ride. Martlesham.

Hopes are rising that the park and ride service will be saved after talks between Suffolk County Council and the Ipswich Vision board.

Lydia Sophie Eileen, who was born at 24 weeks and 6 days.

When Ipswich mum Maxine Steward when into labour 15 weeks early, she feared the worst for her baby girl.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24