Woman dies after being pulled from burning house in Burnley

A woman has died after being pulled from a burning home in Rimington Avenue.

Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 7:00 pm
Updated Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 7:05 pm
The tragic incident happened this afternoon
The tragic incident happened this afternoon

The tragic incident happened this afternoon (Saturday).

Three fire engines from Burnley and Nelson were called to reports of a house fire in Rimington Avenue. On arrival, fire crews rescued the woman, but she later died in hospital.

Nobody else was injured in the blaze.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue confirmed a joint investigation between fire and police was under way. She added: "We are aware that a woman was pulled out of the house, but she later died in hospital. Investigations are ongoing."