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Fire investigators at a house in Wirral where a woman died say the batteries had been removed from a smoke alarm.
A joint police and fire investigation is underway into the cause of the blaze at a house in Village Road, Higher Bebington.
Fire crews were called to the address shortly before 6pm on Sunday and during a search of the property the body of a woman was found.
The body of a woman has been discovered by firefighters who were called to a blaze in Wirral.
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service say they were called at 5.50pm yesterday evening, and two appliances were sent to Village Road, Higher Bebington.
In total three fire appliances along with the Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Incident Management Team attended the scene.
A fire was quickly extinguished in the lounge of the property.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
Station Manager Barry Moore said: “Firefighters were called after reports of smoke seen in a house near the property.
Firefighters on arrival saw the smoke was coming from another property and entered that property and extinguished a fire.
Sadly, during a search of the property the body of an adult woman was found.
"Merseyside Police has been informed along with our Incident Investigation Team.