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Birmingham house fire: Woman in her fifties dies

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image captionThe fire service and the police are investigating the cause of the fire

A woman in her fifties has died in a fire at a house in Birmingham.

The woman died at the scene of the fire on Regent Road, in Handsworth, West Midlands Fire Service said.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called at 15:00 BST on Monday. A fire service spokesman said the blaze was contained to the front bedroom of the two-storey house.

The fire service and the police are investigating the cause of the fire.