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Woman dies in Handsworth house fire

Scene of fire
Image caption The fire broke out in a downstairs room, the fire service said

A woman has died in a fire at a Birmingham home.

Firefighters attended the blaze in Church Hill Road, Handsworth, after the call at 18:40 GMT on Friday, the fire service said.

"Investigations are still in progress to ascertain the cause but it is not thought to be suspicious," West Midlands Fire Service said on Twitter.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics who were called to the incident.

The fire broke out in the ground-floor living room of the two-storey terraced building.

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