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

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."