Lancashire

Pensioner dies after Lancashire flat blaze

An elderly woman has died a day after she was rescued from a fire at her flat in Lancashire.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in the bedroom of a ground floor flat at Northbrook Gardens, Bannister Drive, Leyland, at 12:00 GMT on Saturday.

The woman was taken to hospital, where she later died of her injuries.

A fire service and police investigation is under way into the cause of the fire, which was described as "severe" by firefighters.

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