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Elderly woman dies in house fire

An elderly woman has died after a house fire in a bungalow.

Firefighters were called to the house, which is between the villages of Barninham and Newsham, near Richmond, at about 10:30am.

They are now investigating what caused the fire and working to contact the relatives of the woman who died.

Inspector Ian Sirrell, from North Yorkshire Police, said: "The cause of the fire is being investigated by fire investigators, supported by specially-trained personnel.

"Unfortunately, the elderly resident of the property has died at the scene.

"We are working with colleagues in neighbouring forces to locate and inform family members."

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