Cumbria

Kendal house fire leaves one dead and one hurt

Fire engines in Kendal Image copyright @NigeTomo65
Image caption A woman was taken to hospital where she later died

A woman has died and a man needed hospital treatment after a house fire.

Three others were treated at the scene after the blaze broke out at about 02:40 BST, on the first floor of a terraced house on Stramongate, Kendal.

A man and a 67-year-old woman, who "suffered serious injuries", were both taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary where the woman died.

A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fire and is in custody, Cumbria Police said.

Firefighters were at the scene for about three hours bringing the fire under control.

The others involved were treated for smoke inhalation.

Cumbria Constabulary said it was not looking for anyone else and was working with Cumbria Fire and Rescue on the investigation.

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