North West Wales

Lisa Jones dies after chimenea explosion at Chorley

Lisa Jones
Lancashire Police are still investigating what led to Lisa Jones's death

A north Wales teenager has died after an explosion involving a garden chimenea in Lancashire.

Lisa Jones, 19, from Llanfairfechan, Conwy county, was taken to Manchester's Wythenshawe Hospital after the incident at a house in Chorley on 21 June.

She died on Wednesday morning.

Lancashire Police said there was an explosion after someone tried to light the outdoor fireplace. A 19-year-old man from the Chorley area has been questioned and released.

More inquiries are being carried out and a file has been passed to the coroner.

"It appears an accelerant was poured on to the chimenea and the lady was standing close by when it went up," a Lancashire Police spokesman told the Daily Post newspaper.

"We are satisfied this was a very unfortunate accident."

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