Investigation launched into fatal house fire in Sedgley

A woman has died following a house fire in Sedgley, Dudley yesterday (8 May).

Officers were called to a house fire on Beacon Lane by colleagues from West Midlands Fire Service at around 3.45pm.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services, a 43-year-old woman was declared dead at the scene.

A man and a 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. This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the woman’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.

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 us via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk 8am - midnight or call 101 anytime. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log 2291 8 May.

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