Tragedy as ‘life and joy of the party’ mum-of-10 killed in house fire aged 32

A mum-of-ten has died after fire ripped through a house in Holywell, North Wales, and her heartbroken family have paid tribute to her saying she was “the life and joy of the party”.

Kelly-Marie Watton was the only occupant at the property and was pronounced dead at the scene of the blaze, which broke out on Moor Lane in Holywell in the early hours of Sunday, June 20.

Today the 32-year-old’s heartbroken family described Ms Watton as “the life and joy of the party”.

They added that her sudden death has left them “in complete despair”, reported North Wales Live.

In a statement released by North Wales Police they said: “Kelly-Marie Watton, aged only 32, was one of six children, having three sisters and two brothers.

“She was the eldest child to Jackie and Paul, she was a mum to 10 very beautiful children who she loved very much.

“She was also a very much adored auntie and cousin. Kelly was very well-known and very well-liked, always being described as ‘being the life and joy of the party’.

“She has left her whole family in complete despair and she will be forever missed.”

The emotional tribute to Ms Watton comes as inquest into her death was opened on Monday.

Ms Watton’s body was found on a sofa and her death was confirmed at 2.03am, approximately half an hour after emergency services attended the scene on the Holway estate.

The mum-of-10 was identified by police officers using photographic identification, Elizabeth Dudley-Jones, assistant coroner for North Wales east and central, heard at Ruthin County Hall.

The inquest was adjourned to a date yet to be fixed.

North Wales Police continue to assist North Wales Fire and Rescue Service in relation to the investigation into the tragic blaze.