Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Elderly woman dies in Andover house fire

Pen Close, Andover
Image caption The fire started in the bedroom of a terraced house in Pen Close, Andover

An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Hampshire on Saturday morning.

Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to the terraced house in Pen Close, Andover at 06:15 GMT after reports of the fire.

A spokeswoman for the service said the blaze had started in the bedroom but the cause of the fire was "unknown at this stage".

She added no-one else was in the house and an investigation was under way.

Next of kin have been informed but the woman has yet to be formally identified.

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