Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Woman in Her 70s Dies in Fire at House

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Woman in Her 70s Dies in Fire at House

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AN ELDERLY woman has died in a house fire.

The woman, believed to be in her mid-70s, was found in a home on Priory Road, Sale, at around 8.15am yesterday.

Emergency crews do not believe anyone else was inside at the time of the blaze. The woman's next of kin has been informed.

Detectives have launched a joint investigation with the fire service to establish the circumstances surrounding the woman's death.

Officers said they are keeping an 'open mind' about the cause of the fire.

Nearby resident Alan Cooney said: "I don't know what the circumstances are. It's very sad. It's a quiet area. We don't usually have any problems."

Peter Griffith, who has lived on the street for more than 20 years, said: "The man who used to live there died about two years ago. …

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