Woman, 51, dies af­ter house fire

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

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.

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