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Lisa Jones chimenea death: Tributes paid to 'bubbly' teen

Lisa Jones
Lisa Jones was a former hairdressing student at Llandrillo College

A teenager who died after a garden chimenea exploded has been described as popular and outgoing.

Lisa Jones, 19, from Llanfairfechan, Conwy county, was taken to Manchester's Wythenshawe Hospital after the incident at a house in Chorley on 21 June.

The former Llandrillo College hairdressing student died on Wednesday.

Hairdressing salon manager, Anita Lewis, said: "Lisa was a bright and bubbly girl who was popular with both her classmates and her tutors."

Lancashire Police said there was an explosion after someone tried to light the outdoor fireplace at a house in Chorley.

A 19-year-old man from the area was questioned and released.

More inquiries are being carried out and a file has been passed to the coroner.

"It appears an accelerant was poured on to the chimenea and the lady was standing close by when it went up," a Lancashire Police spokesman told the Daily Post newspaper.

"We are satisfied this was a very unfortunate accident."

Ms Lewis added: "Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time."

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