Tyne & Wear

Woman's body found at scene of Stanley house fire

Tweed Terrace in Stanley
Image caption A spokesman said an investigation into the incident was ongoing

The body of a woman has been found at the scene of a house fire in County Durham.

Firefighters were called to the property in Tweed Terrace in Stanley shortly before 21:00 on Monday.

Durham and Darlington Fire Service said the blaze was out when officers arrived, but that the body of an as-yet unidentified woman was discovered.

A spokesman said an investigation into the incident was ongoing and that no other properties were involved.

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