Stevenage fire victim dies

A woman who suffered severe smoke inhalation in a fire at her Stevenage home has died.

Lyn Baumeister of Hopton Road, died on Saturday at James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth police confirmed today. She was 63.

Firefighters carried Mrs Baumeister from her burning house on Thursday morning. She was suffering a cardiac arrest.

She was initially taken to Lister Hospital before being transferred to a specialist unit for victims of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Her family were at her side when she died.

The cause of the fire, which started in the living room, is being treated as accidental by investigators.

Mrs Baumeister’s seven-month-old Labrador dog was found dead at the scene.