Investigation launched into fatal house fire in Sedgley

A woman has died following a house fire in Sedgley yesterday.

Emergency services were called to a house fire on Beacon Road at around 3:45pm. Despite their best efforts, a 43-year-old woman was declared dead at the scene.

A man and teenager were taken to hospital. The 49-year-old man was released a short while later after being checked over.

A 16-year-old girl remains in hospital with serious injuries.

The circumstances surrounding the fire are being investigated. Detective Inspector Carla Thompson, said:

“We are working closely with the fire service to determine what happened. I would urge anyone with information to get in touch.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the woman at this difficult time who are being supported by specialist officers."

Enquiries continue and anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, or by calling 101 anytime.

Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log 2291 8 May.


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