North West Wales

Penrhyndeudraeth flat fire woman dies after rescue

An elderly woman has died following a flat fire in Gwynedd.

Firefighters rescued the woman, aged in her 80s, from the home at Penrhyndeudraeth. She was treated at the scene, but died later.

A man, also in his 80s, escaped the fire above a chemist's shop at Castle Street on Thursday at 22:25 GMT, said North Wales Fire Service.

North Wales Police later said the fire was not suspicious.

A police spokesperson said: "Following a detailed joint investigation between police and the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service the cause of the fire is not considered to be suspicious.

"A file will be submitted in due course for the attention of the coroner."

Officers closed the nearby A487 road for a short time as four fire crews from Porthmadog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Pwllheli and Harlech tackled the blaze but it later reopened.

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