Woman dies and man taken to hospital after Stoke-on-Trent house fire
A woman died in a house fire in Stoke-on-Trent on Boxing Day.
The 60-year-old was pronounced dead despite efforts by ambulance crews to revive her following the fire on Monday at Bayham Walk, Bucknall.
A man, also aged 60, rescued from the house was treated for smoke inhalation and is in a stable condition.
Firefighters were called at about 20:00 GMT after another resident reported seeing smoke inside the house, Staffordshire Police said.
Ch Insp Darren Oakey said the fire was believed to have started in a bedroom.