Woman dies in house fire

Dutton Road, Stockwood, Bristol

A woman has died following a house fire in Bristol.

Crews were called to the first floor flat after neighbours saw smoke coming from a window.

Two appliances were sent to the address and on arrival firefighters in breathing apparatus forced entry. During a search of the property they found and rescued a female casualty.

Firefighters and paramedics administered first aid before the 46 year old female was taken to hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

An investigation into the cause of the fire was launched, but at this stage it is not thought to be suspicious.