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Elderly woman dies in Bedworth house fire

An 82 year old has died after a blaze on Royal Oak Lane in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency teams were called to the property at 5.30am after neighbours raised the alarm.

It's thought the fire started in the upstairs bedroom of the flat where the victim's body was found.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Services Fire Investigation Officer, Roland Bayley said:

"On arrival our crews carried out a full search of the property, which was already heavily smoke logged and found a woman in the front bedroom. 

Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of all of the emergency services involved, the woman died at the scene. 

Although smoke alarms did activate, it is believed the alarm was raised by neighbouring properties who heard the smoke alarms bleeping.

An initial investigation into the fire suggests that the fire began in the bedroom and was started by smoking materials.

Although on this occasion a working smoke alarm didn’t save the resident, it did raise the alarm with neighbouring properties that were able to call us out and stop the fire from spreading further."

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