Woman's body found after Wallasey house fire

Police at the scene Firefighters found the woman's body in a bedroom on the first floor

A woman's body has been found after a house fire on Merseyside.

Firefighters were called to Village Way, Wallasey, at 04:30 GMT after smoke alarms alerted neighbours.

Three fire engines attended, with firefighters wearing breathing apparatus finding the body in a bedroom on the first floor.

Mark Thomas, of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, said it was "quite an intense fire" and an investigation into the cause was under way.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Liverpool

Weather

Liverpool

7 °C 5 °C

BBC Local Live

  1.  
    08:07: Today's forecast

    A cold start with some showers, these most frequent in the north of the region.

    Sara Blizzard

    Showers will gradually clear through the day leaving most places fine. Winds will become lighter, making it feel less cold in the sunshine. High of 7C (44F).

     
  2.  
    08:00: News on the hour Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Our top story in the news at 08:00: The amount Liverpool University's former vice chancellor spent on flights and expenses last year topped £40,000, according to a new report.

    The University and Colleges Union surveyed more than a 150 institutions.

     
  3.  
    08:00: Good morning Stephanie Barnard BBC Local Live

    I'll be bringing you the very latest news, sport, travel and weather for Merseyside today.

    If you'd like to get in touch with me today, email or tweet @BBCMerseyside

     

Features

  • Elderly manSuicide decline

    Why are fewer elderly people killing themselves in the UK?


  • Petrol pumpPumping up

    Why are petrol prices rising again?


  • Image of George from Tube CrushTube crush

    How London's male commuters set Chinese hearts racing


  • TricycleTreasure trove

    The lost property shop stuffed with diamonds, bikes... and a leg


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.