An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Eastbourne.
Firefighters were alerted at 1.50pm yesterday (Sunday) to smoke coming from a property in Darley Road in Meads.
The sole occupant, a woman in her eighties, was rescued by firefighters but died at the scene, despite efforts to revive her.
Police have informed the family of the lady.
The cause of the fire is not yet known but is not being treated as suspicious.