An elderly woman has sadly passed away after a house fire in the Moorlands. The incident happened this morning (Friday, December 10) in the village of Alton. An 88-year-woman was sadly found deceased at the property.
An elderly woman has sadly passed away after a house fire in the Moorlands.
The incident happened this morning (Friday, December 10) in the village of Alton. An 88-year-woman was sadly found deceased at the property.
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Officers were called to Castle Hill Road, Alton at around 10.05am this morning (December 10) following reports of a house fire.
“During a search of the property, an 88-year-old woman, was sadly found deceased at the property.
“Colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service examined the scene and are currently investigating.
“Crews from Cheadle, Ipstones, Leek and Longton attended the scene.”
The spokesman added: “Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is working with Staffordshire Police to investigate the circumstances around the fire. A joint fire investigation is being carried out with West Midlands Fire Service.”
A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service told the Times & Echo: “We were called to reports of a property fire on Castle Hill Road at 9.59am.
“One ambulance, two paramedic officers, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.
“On arrival we discovered one patient, a woman. Sadly it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.”
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