Peterlee house fire

A woman has died in a house fire in County Durham

Elderly woman dies in house fire

Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service are investigating the fire Credit: ITV

An 83-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Peterlee. Fire crews were called to the bungalow on Langdale Place just after 1 o'clock this morning.

Fire fighters were called by Careline, who monitored the pensioner's home.

They arrived to find the fire already well developed and crews had to force the door to gain entry. The fire was quickly extinguished but the elderly occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.

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