BREAKING: Woman found dead after house fire in Sheffield

A woman has died in a house fire in Sheffield this morning.

Monday, 7th November 2016, 12:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:13 pm
A woman has died in a house fire in Sheffield

The woman, aged in her 90s, was found after a blaze broke out in a 17th century farmhouse in Spout Lane, Stannington, in the early hours.

Fire chiefs said one other person is 'unaccounted for'.

The house was lived in by an elderly couple.

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A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "Fire crews were called to a farmhouse on Spout Lane in the Stannington area of Sheffield at 3.10am on Monday morning.

"When crews from Rivelin, Central and Elm Lane stations arrived at the scene the farmhouse was well alight. The fire is now out and crews are damping down at the scene.

"We are sad to report that the body of a woman, believed to be in her 90s, has been discovered. One person is also currently unaccounted for.

"A joint fire and police investigation is now underway to establish the exact cause of the fire.

"Acorn Way and Acorn Drive, which were closed earlier this morning, have since been reopened."