Tyne & Wear

Pensioner dies in Northumberland house fire

A pensioner has died after a house fire in Northumberland.

The fire happened at Garth Cottages in Hexham at about 20:50 GMT on Wednesday, police said.

Northumbria Police and the Northumberland Fire and Rescue service attended the scene and then extinguished the fire.

A woman in her 90s was taken to hospital where she later died. Police said the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

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