A MUM-of-ten who died in a horrific house fire was the “life and joy of the party”, says a family tribute.
Kelly-Marie Watton, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene of the blaze in Flintshire, North Wales.
Emergency services were called to the fire at 1.30am on the morning of June 20 in Hollywell.
The mum was the only person at the property when the blaze broke out, and she was found on a sofa inside, the local Coroner has been told.
In a statement released through North Wales Police, her grieving family 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.”
The tribute added: “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.”
An inquest was opened and adjourned on Monday at Denbighshire County Hall in Ruthin.
The court was told that Miss Watton was found on a sofa inside the house.
The mum’s death was confirmed at 2.03am on June 20.
Elizabeth Dudley-Jones, assistant coroner for North Wales east and central, was told that Kelly had been formally identified.
A date for the full inquest has not as yet been announced.
The police are working alongside the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service to continue investigating the fatal blaze, reports The Leader.
Source: The Sun