Woman dies in fire at Lancashire flat

The flat on Rakeshouse Lane
Image caption Fire crews were called at about 0300 BST

A woman has died in a fire which broke out at a flat in Lancashire in the early hours.

The woman's body was found by firefighters called to the ground floor flat on Rakeshouse Lane in Nelson just after 0300 BST.

Three crews were called to the scene after a fire broke out in the living room of the property.

A joint fire and police investigation is under way but the blaze is not thought to be suspicious.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Lancashire Police officers were due to revisit the scene on Sunday morning.

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