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.
We have found that there was a smoke alarm in the rear room on the ground floor of the property and the battery had been removed but we do not know when this took place. Our investigation is continuing.
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.
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