Woman in her 60s dies after fire inside flat

A woman has died after a fire broke out a flat on Sunday morning. Emergency services were called to the scene on May 1, where the blaze had already taken hold in the property. The woman, in her 60s, was rushed to the hospital in a “life-threatening condition” after being rescued from the flat in Wortley Close in Coalville.

Despite the efforts of emergency crews and medical staff, the woman later died, Leicestershire Police confirmed. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue crews were called to the scene at 8.25am. On their arrival, the property was “well alight” and the woman had to be carried from the property.

: Hopes for McCanns on 15th anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance A spokesperson for the fire service confirmed the fire’s ferocity. They said it left the affected area with “100 per cent damage”.

An air ambulance was also called to the scene to assist, landing in nearby Coalville Park. But the woman was taken to the hospital via land ambulance. The cause of the fire is not currently known, and police have confirmed that the woman’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

A file is now being prepared for the coroner. In a full statement, a spokesperson for the force said: “At 8.30am on Saturday (1 May) Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service reported they were attending a fire at a flat in Wortley Close, Coalville. Officers attended, along with colleagues from the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

A woman who was inside the property was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition, but later died.

“Her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

Identification of the deceased is a matter for HM Coroner.”