88 year old dies in Lucerne house fire
An 88 year old woman has died in a fire in canton Lucerne. The blaze was first spotted by a woman driving past the house in the village of Schachen.
She called the fire brigade and then tried to enter the house – but the blaze was too fierce.
The fire broke out at 2am on Sunday and wasn’t brought under control until dawn.
The woman’s body was found later in the morning.
A man who rents a room in the house told the press he wasn’t at home at the time as he was playing in a band as part of the canton’s Fasnacht festivals. He says the elderly woman was very kind and clear headed.