Wiltshire, UK Fire and Rescue has urged people to check their smoke alarms following the death of an elderly woman.

Fire crews were called by neighbours after flames and smoke were sighted coming from a static caravan.

The woman was pulled unconscious from the van and although attempts were made to resuscitate her, she died at the scene.

After examining the property, fire crews said there was a single smoke alarm, but it was out of order.

Area manager Ian Jeary said: “We urge everyone to check their alarms regularly.”