Barrow woman dies in house blaze: inquest latest

Scene of the fatal house fire on Whalley Road in Barrow.
Scene of the fatal house fire on Whalley Road in Barrow.

A new date has been given for an inquest into the death of an elderly Barrow woman who died after getting trapped in a house fire.

Mrs Nellie Shaw (86) was killed when a ferocious fire tore through her large detached house, in Whalley Road, at 5-20 am on Tuesday,March 3rd.

Her husband, Philip, who managed to escape the blaze, was taken to hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation.

An inquest into Mrs Shaw’s death will be held on Wednesday, July 1st.