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Birmingham woman killed in bed fire

An elderly woman has been found dead in her bed following a fire in her Birmingham flat.

She was discovered by firefighters at her home in Harborne on Saturday morning.

The cause of the blaze has not been established but it was confined to her bed, West Midlands Fire Service said.

The fire service was called to the flats by a woman in the apartment above after she thought she could smell smoke from a plug.

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