Norfolk

Hethersett sheltered housing fire leaves woman dead

Fire at Hethersett
Image caption Crews managed to pull the woman from the flames but she later died

An elderly woman has died following a fire at a sheltered housing complex.

The blaze broke out just before 19:00 GMT on Friday at Woodcote, on Firs Road, Hethersett, near Norwich.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said the woman was rescued from her burning flat and treated by paramedics, but police confirmed she had since died.

The fire only affected a single flat at the complex, which is home to about 100 residents. An investigation into how the blaze began is under way.

The identity of the victim has yet to be released, but her next-of-kin have been informed, police said.

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