THE body of a badly burned woman was found in a garage at the side of a house in Wirral.
Firefighters were called to the scene of the fire, in Gloucester Road, Wallasey, at around midday yesterday, after neighbours reported smoke coming from the garage.
When they put out the blaze in the detached garage, they discovered the body.
Shocked neighbours named the woman as ‘Karen’, a married mum-of-two, who worked in a local primary school.
A woman who lived a few doors down from the scene told the ECHO: “I had just got in from the hairdressers when I saw smoke coming from their garage, so I called the fire brigade.
“I did not think too much of it until an ambulance arrived, and then a policeman knocked on our door.
“The woman who died was a lovely person.
“She taught yoga to the pupils at Greenleas school.
“She leaves behind a husband and two lovely children.
Another neighbour said: “The woman who died was Karen and she is survived by her husband Martin and two beautiful children.
“ It is a tragedy.”
A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: “There is an investigation after a fatal fire at a garage in Wallasey.
“Police were called to Gloucester Road where Merseyside Fire and Rescue were in attendance.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 7096010. Source: Wirral News