Woman in her 70s dies after Mirfield house fire on Monday

Firefighters attended the blaze on Huddersfield Rd, Mirfield Credit: MEN Media

An elderly woman has died after a fire tore through a home in West Yorkshire.

Emergency services were called to the property in Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, at around 8.30am on Monday (February 11).

The victim, in her 70s, was taken to hospital at around 9.30am but police have now confirmed she has died as a result of the incident.

The exact cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Around half of the property was gutted by the blaze, which required crews from five fire engines to put out.

A cherry picker was used in the operation as the property is set back from the main road. Credit: MEN Media

Following the incident, firefighters from Mirfield Fire Station have been carrying out fire prevention work at properties in the area.