Coventry & Warwickshire

Woman dies at scene of Willenhall house fire

The scene of a fatal fire in Mary Slessor Street, Willenhall
Image caption Crews were called to a fire at a terrace bungalow in Willenhall. The cause of the fire is not yet known

A woman has died in a fire at a house in Coventry.

Crews were called to the property in Mary Slessor Street, Willenhall, shortly after 05:30 BST and found the woman, who has not been named, inside.

West Midlands Fire Service said firefighters needed breathing gear to enter the property but the cause was not yet known.

A spokesman said: "Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the woman."

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