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Cheshunt house fire claims life of elderly woman

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Image caption The fire broke out in Hampden Crescent in Cheshunt at about 11:45 BST

An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Hertfordshire.

Neighbouring houses were evacuated when the blaze broke out on the ground floor of the terraced house in Hampden Crescent, Cheshunt.

The blaze, which started at about 11:45 BST on Tuesday, was tackled by firefighters from Cheshunt, Hoddesdon and Potters Bar.

An investigation into the cause is under way but Hertfordshire Police said it was believed to be non-suspicious.

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