Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Woman dies after fire breaks out at flat in Fareham

Minden House, Redlands
Image caption The woman was found by fire crews after they broke into the flat at Minden House

A woman has died in a fire at ground floor flat in Fareham, Hampshire.

Fire crews found the 56-year-old woman when they broke into the flat at Minden House, Redlands Lane after the fire broke out shortly after midnight.

The badly-injured woman was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in a life-threatening condition. She died a short time later.

A joint police and fire service investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said a passer-by called 999 after hearing the smoke alarm going off inside the three-storey building.

Image caption The fire was in a ground floor flat of the three-storey building in Redlands Lane

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