North West Wales

Penygroes fire: Woman, 74, found dead in kitchen

Scene of Penygroes house fire
Image caption Police and fire officers say the fatal blaze is not suspicious

A house fire in which a 74-year-old woman died was not suspicious, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service says.

The woman's body was discovered in the kitchen of the property in Ffordd Llanllyfni, Penygroes, Gwynedd on Tuesday afternoon at around 15:00 BST.

The fire service said a neighbour in her mid 40s who raised the alarm was treated in hospital for smoke inhalation but has now been sent home.

North Wales Police and fire officers are investigating the blaze.

Firefighters from Caernarfon were called to the incident at the terraced property.

Gwynedd council said the A487 between Llanllyfni and Penygroes was closed for a number of hours following the fire.

Councillor Dyfed Edwards described the fire as a "blow to the community and the family involved".

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