Lancashire woman dies in house blaze

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

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 the woman at a window inside the property.

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A spokesman for Clitheroe Police confirmed someone had died in the fire. He said: "A fire broke out at an address in Chatburn just before 8 am and sadly a woman in her fifties has died. Police officers and crews are still on the scene."

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."