Higham Ferrers woman dies in hospital after fire

A 59-year-old woman has died in hospital hours after she was rescued from a house fire in Northamptonshire.

Police said they were called to a house fire at The Hawthorns, Higham Ferrers, near Rushden, shortly after 0300 BST on Tuesday.

The woman was taken to Kettering General Hospital but later died.

A Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman said a man was assisting officers with their inquiries. The cause of fire is not yet known.

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