Tyne & Wear

Woman killed in fire at Northumberland bungalow

Scene of fire
Image caption The roof of the bungalow collapsed

A woman has been killed in a fire and a explosion which destroyed her home in Northumberland.

Investigations are continuing into the cause of the fire which broke out at the bungalow in Haltwhistle on Wednesday morning.

Fire crews arrived at the scene within minutes, but the roof of the building had collapsed.

The body of the woman was not found until the afternoon. No details of her identity have as yet been released.

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