Pensioner dies after Copthorne house fire

A woman in her 80s has died after a fire broke out in her home in West Sussex.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and ambulance crews were called to the property in Fairway in Copthorne just before 16:00 GMT.

The woman was revived at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital where she later died.

The fire service said the fire had started in the living room on the ground floor of the property.

The cause is being treated as accidental and an investigation is under way.

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