Stoke & Staffordshire

Woman, 88, dies after Stapenhill house fire

An 88-year-old woman has died following a house fire in Stapenhill.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the house on Cherry Tree Road at 20:50 GMT on Sunday.

The woman was found semi-conscious with severe burns and the effects of breathing in smoke. She was taken to Queens Hospital, where she later died.

The fire service said the blaze started in the kitchen and spread to the living room. An investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.

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