Woman dies in Crawley flat fire

A 90-year-old woman has died after fire broke out in her flat in West Sussex.

Emergency teams were called to the property in Ifield Drive, Crawley, on Monday at about 2220 BST.

Firefighters found the woman in the lounge, suffering from smoke inhalation, and took her outside where paramedics tried to revive her.

Sussex Police said the woman was declared dead at the scene. The cause of the fire is being investigated but is not thought to be suspicious.

The woman who died has not yet been named.

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