Woman killed in house fire in Rotherham

A woman has died in a house fire in Rotherham.

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 8:47 am
Updated Friday, 18th November 2016, 11:21 am
Rotherwood Crescent, Thurcroft - Google

The blaze in Rotherwood Crescent, Thurcroft, was discovered at 9.45pm last night and when crews arrived one woman was out of the house but another was still inside.

Firefighters entered the burning property and found the body of a woman, who could not be revived.

An investigation into the cause of the blaze is due to be launched today.

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Investigators are due to visit the house later this morning.

A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "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.

"An investigation into the cause of the fire will take place, but is not expected to begin until later on Thursday morning."

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