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Woman's body found after Leicestershire house fire

Barry Drive
Image caption The circumstances of the death in Kirby Muxloe are still unknown, police said

An investigation is under way after a woman's body was found in a burning garage.

Fire crews were called to reports of a blaze at a house in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, at 09:40 GMT on Wednesday.

Firefighters called the police after the body of a woman was discovered in the garage of the Barry Drive property.

Leicestershire Police said they were investigating whether there were any suspicious circumstances.

The woman has not yet been formally identified.

A post-mortem examination took place on Wednesday evening and further tests are now taking place, police said.

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