North West Wales

Woman's body found at Blaenau Ffestiniog house fire

A woman's body has been found following a fire at a house in Gwynedd.

Emergency services were called to the property in Blaenau Ffestiniog just after 20:30 BST on Monday.

Fire crews from Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog tackled the blaze for nearly three hours.

A North Wales Fire Service spokeswoman said: "Sadly the body of a lady has been discovered and an investigation between police and fire service is currently under way."

Insp Gethin Jones from North Wales Police said: "Despite the rapid attendance of emergency services I'm saddened to report that one person died at the scene.

"Although they are yet to be formally identified we believe an elderly lady lived at the house and we have therefore informed her next of kin."