Chatburn woman (55) dies in house blaze

A 55-year-old woman has died after a fire at a house in Chatburn this morning (Monday).

Monday, 24th October 2016, 1:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:09 pm
Crews deal with fatal fire in Chatburn
Crews deal with fatal fire in Chatburn

The fire broke out at the house in Greenfield Avenue.

Police, paramedics and fire crews were called just before 8 am after neighbours saw a woman at a window inside the property.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "We are working with our colleagues from the Fire Service following a fatal house fire in Chatburn this morning (Monday, October 24th).

"We were notified of the blaze at around 8-20 am after a member of the public had seen a house on fire on Greenfield Avenue.

"Sadly, a 55-year-old woman from Chatburn was found deceased inside one of the bedrooms. "The cause of the fire is under investigation."

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said it received a call at 8-16 am that there was a house fire at Greenfield Avenue, Chatburn.

"Three fire engines attended - two from Clitheroe and one from Hyndburn.

"They used four breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a ventilation unit.

"An investigation is still ongoing into the cause of the fire."