An inquest into the death of a prominent campaigner and parish councillor has been opened and adjourned
Tracey Swann, who was 46, died in a fire at her home in Caley Street, Heacham, on September 24.
Her inquest was formally opened at the coroner’s court in Norwich yesterday.
The hearing was told that a post-mortem examination had concluded she died from smoke inhalation and extensive burns in the blaze.
Miss Swann, who served as a parish councillor for many years, had led the village’s campaign to save its fire station when it was threatened with closure last year.
She also co-ordinated villagers’ opposition to a large and controversial housing scheme in the School Road area of the village, which was finally defeated at a public inquiry earlier this year.
The inquest has been adjourned until June 16, 2017.