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.
A man has been charged with the manslaughter of a two-year-old boy in a suspected gas explosion which flattened a number of homes in Oldham.
Jamie Heaton died in the blast while watching TV in his home in Shaw on June 26.
Andrew Partington, 27, who was injured in the incident, has been charged with manslaughter and causing criminal damage.
Partington, formerly of Buckley Street, Shaw, suffered burns in the explosion in Buckley Street and was recently brought out of a coma.
The seat of the blast was at his rented terrace house, which was next door to the home of Jamie and his parents, Kenny and Michelle.
Following Jamie's death, they paid tribute to "our little man" who was "a happy, little boy, mischievous and full of laughter".
The parents of a 6-week-old baby from Bolton have been charged in connection with his death. Mohammed Ismail died at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool on 7 January after being transferred from the Royal Bolton Hospital.
He was admitted to hospital after paramedics were called to the family home in Heaton two days earlier. The boy's father, Shakeel Hussain, 25, of Balcary Grove, is accused of murder and causing or allowing the death of a child.
His mother, Rabeel Malik, 22, is charged with causing or allowing the death of a child. They are due at Manchester Crown Court tomorrow.