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Woman found dead following Rotherham house fire

A woman has died following a serious house fire in Rotherham.

Firefighters were called to the incident on Rotherwood Crescent, Thurcroft at around 9.45pm on Wednesday evening (16 November).

Crews from Maltby, Aston Park and Rotherham fire stations and a turntable ladder from Parkway all attended the incident.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to tackle the fire, with the first floor of the property well alight.

The body of a woman was found inside the property. A second woman, who was already out of the property when firefighters arrived, was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.

A joint police and fire service investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway, but police are not treating the incident as suspicious.


This content was last updated on November 17th, 2016