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Dudley house fire rescuers praised by police

Spring Road, Dudley Image copyright Google
Image caption Neighbours called emergency services to Spring Road when the fire broke out

A woman was rescued from a house fire - that killed another woman - by neighbours who acted "valiantly".

The 36-year-old was helped from the property in Spring Road, Dudley, where fire crews later found the body of a 67-year-old woman.

An inquiry is under way to establish the cause of the fire, on Thursday morning, West Midlands Police said.

The 36-year-old was later taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.

Sgt Richard Narrowmore said: "I would like to commend the neighbours in Spring Road who valiantly tried to save this woman with little thought to their own personal safety."

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