Stoke & Staffordshire

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.

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