Woman, 51, dies after house fire
A WOMAN has died after she was pulled to safety by firefighters following a house blaze.
The fire broke out at a property on Whalley Road in Heywood shortly after 11pm on Friday, January 10.
Firefighters rescued the woman from the house and she was taken to hospital.
The 51-year-old sadly died later.
Two dogs were also rescued from the property and are being treated for smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is being investigated by Greater Manchester Police and the fire service.
A statement released by GMP said: “Police were called shortly after 11pm, on Friday, January 10, to a report of a fire at a property on Whalley Road, Heywood. Emergency services attended and a 51-year-old woman was rescued from the property and taken to hospital where she sadly died the next day. Two dogs were rescued from the property and are being treated for smoke inhalation.
“A joint investigation is underway with GMFRS to establish the cause of the fire and enquiries are ongoing. There are currently not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.”
Anyone with information can call police on 0161 856 4646.