Woman dies in Walney Island house fire

An elderly woman has died in a house fire in south Cumbria.

Emergency services were called to the property on Strathaird Avenue, on Walney Island, near Barrow-in-Furness in the early hours of Saturday.

The name of the dead woman has not yet been released. Another person has been taken to hospital, but police have not given any further details.

Cumbria Police and the fire service are carrying out a joint investigation into the cause of the fire.

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