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Police have identified a woman who was among three people who died after a fire in Bolton.The fire broke out in the early hours of the 9th of December at a house on Albert Road West, Heaton.
74-year-old Dolleh Joseph was found in an upstairs bedroom and died later in hospital.
A post mortem examination to establish the cause of death has taken place. Police are treating the deaths as suspicious.
The middle-aged couple living at the house were named locally as Hassan and Mona Rafie. It is thought they were Iranian and that an elderly relative may have been staying with them.
Neighbour, Maria Taylor, 48, said she was woken by the sound of fire engines and then heard smashing glass as firefighters broke in to gain access to the property.
Police are treating the deaths of three people at a house fire in Bolton as suspicious.
The victims have not yet been formally identified.
A joint Greater Manchester Police and Fire Service investigation is now underway.
Detectives say they not looking for anyone in connection with the incident.
Anyone with information can phone police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
An inquiry is under way after three people died in a house fire.
Two bodies were recovered from the address in Heaton, Bolton, while a woman was taken to hospital but died a short time later from burns.
A joint investigation by Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has been launched to ascertain the cause of the blaze early today.
A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said three fire crews were sent to the scene of the blaze at the semi-detached house following a call at 2.03am.
The fire was put out but its cause is not yet known, she added.
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