Body found in fire-engulfed West End house

  • Scott's Hill Rd Somerset Fire

  • Gruesome discovery: firefighters battle flames and heavy smoke on their way into a Somerset house where a dead man was found

(Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Gruesome discovery: firefighters battle flames and heavy smoke on their way into a Somerset house where a dead man was found (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Gruesome discovery: firefighters battle flames and heavy smoke on their way into a Somerset house where a dead man was found (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Gruesome discovery: firefighters battle flames and heavy smoke on their way into a Somerset house where a dead man was found (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Flame-up: residents watch as firefighters try to contain and put out fire on Scotts Hill Rd (Photograph by Paul Johnston)

    Flame-up: residents watch as firefighters try to contain and put out fire on Scotts Hill Rd (Photograph by Paul Johnston)

  • Dusk-time view: Smoke rises from Scott's Hill Road, Sandys in this photo taken from Middle Road, at Frank's Bay, Southampton (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Dusk-time view: Smoke rises from Scott's Hill Road, Sandys in this photo taken from Middle Road, at Frank's Bay, Southampton (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)


A man is dead after a fire gutted a West End house last night.

A spokesman with the Bermuda Police Service confirmed the death of the man, aged 66. A full investigation has commenced with Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and the Bermuda Police Service.

No further information will be given until the next of kin has been notified. The spokesman added: “The circumstances are now the matter of an investigation.”

The fire happened on Scott’s Hill Road in Somerset.

Sergeant Allan Wilkinson, of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, said emergency services were contacted about 5.20pm.

He added the first call to firefighters suggested there could have been someone inside.

Mr Wilkinson said that there was “quite a bit of contents” in the house and firefighters had trouble getting inside to carry out a search.

Several items, including suitcases, could be seen on the grass outside the house. Mr Wilkinson said: “That’s kind of similar to what it looks like inside.”

He said the blaze was fierce on both floors of the house. Residents in the area said the house was occupied by a single man.

Sergeant Wilkinson said that the cause of the fire was not known.

He added: “That will surely be investigated.”

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Published Nov 2, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Nov 2, 2018 at 12:04 pm)

Body found in fire-engulfed West End house

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