Weymouth woman dies in house fire

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An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Weymouth.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service attended the fire on the first floor of the property in Rutland Road at 09:50 BST on Wednesday.

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance said an elderly woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Dorset Police spokesman said: "Sadly a woman in her eighties died in the incident and the next of kin have been informed.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious but, in conjunction with Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the fire and the coroner has been notified."

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