Woman dies in Cwmbran flat fire and man is in hospital
A woman has died and a man is being treated in hospital following a serious flat fire in Cwmbran, Torfaen.
Crews were called to a block of four flats in the St Dials area of the town at about 06:40 BST on Tuesday.
Gwent Police said a woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire, and a man was taken to Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital with smoke inhalation.
The remaining flats have been evacuated as a joint fire investigation begins.
The ambulance service said it sent an emergency ambulance, rapid response vehicles and a hazardous area response team to the fire when the alarm was raised.
Shakespeare Road was closed for a time and has now re-opened, but police say people should expect disruption in the area.
Officers have also appealed for anyone who may have information about the incident to contact the force on 101.