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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fatal house fire in Stafford

15/05/2014

A woman has died following a fatal house fire at Western Downs, in Stafford.

Firefighters were called to a semi-detached property on Tamar Grove at 8.10am yesterday 14 May.

One crew from Rising Brook, one from Stafford and one from Gnosall attended the incident. They wore breathing apparatus and used hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze.

Sadly, the occupant aged 53 was already dead when the firefighters arrived at the scene.

Her family have been informed and are being supported at this difficult time.

The house remains cordoned off for a joint forensic examination to take place.

The fire is believed to have been caused accidentally but at this time the exact cause is unknown.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for HM Coroner.