Stoke & Staffordshire

Woman, 79, dies after Stoke-on-Trent house fire

A 79-year-old woman has died following a house fire in Stoke-on-Trent, emergency services have said.

Margaret Davis was confirmed dead in hospital after the ambulance service was called to Stoneyfields Avenue at 22:10 BST on Monday.

A spokesman for the service said ambulance staff and firefighters tried to resuscitate the woman at the scene.

Staffordshire Police said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

A spokesman for the fire service said the fire started in a bedroom and appeared to be accidental.

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