Elderly woman dies in Leicester house fire

An elderly woman has died in a house fire in the Highfields area of Leicester.

Fire crews from Eastern and Central stations were called to the property in Egginton Street just after 0830 GMT.

Nearby roads were closed for a time. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

The identity of the woman, who was thought to be in her 90s, has not yet been released, but next of kin have been informed.

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