Woman injured in Northampton house fire dies

A woman taken to hospital after being rescued from a house fire in Northampton has died from her injuries.

Firefighters and police were called to Allard Close in the early hours of Monday.

A man and a 10-year-old child had already escaped from the property and fire crews were able to rescue the woman.

Police said the woman, who was taken to Northampton General Hospital in a critical condition, died on Wednesday.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated by Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, and forensic examinations are taking place.

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