A joint police and fire service investigation is underway into the death of a woman following a house fire in Sheffield.
Emergency services were alerted to the blaze on Carwood Green, Pitsmoor, at 7.10am yesterday and found a ground floor flat on fire.
Firefighters who entered the burning property found the body of a woman inside.
The casualty, who could not be revived, is believed to have been in her 20s.
Her identity has not yet been released.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “A woman has been found dead following a flat fire in Sheffield.
“Fire crews were called to the ground floor flat on Carwood Green in Sheffield at 7.10am on Wednesday morning.
“Four fire engines from Elm Lane, Parkway and Central stations attended the incident. Wearing breathing apparatus crews used hose reels to extinguish the fire.
“The surrounding flats were evacuated as a precaution.
“A joint investigation with South Yorkshire Police will now take place.”
Emergency services attended a fire this morning (Wednesday, 23 September) at property on Carwood Green in Pitsmoor reported at around 7.10am.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “A woman was found in the property and pronounced deceased at the scene.
“The fire has now been extinguished. A joint investigation between police and the fire service will commence to establish the circumstances of the fire.”