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Woman killed as serious fire rips through Dudley home

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A woman has been killed after a severe blaze ripped through a home in Kingswinford, Dudley.

Firefighters, paramedics and police officers were sent to The Knoll after a 999 call at around 9pm yesterday (12 September).

Officers cordoned off the residential street as fire crews worked to put out the flames.

One man escaped from the property but a 64-year-old woman was confirmed dead inside.

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"Sadly a woman found inside the property was confirmed dead on scene by ambulance staff.

“A man, who was out of the property when the emergency services arrived, received treatment by ambulance staff after suffering minor smoke inhalation.

"He didn’t require further hospital treatment and was discharged on scene.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said the fire was not being treated as suspicious.

“Sadly, a 64-year-old woman was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The fire is not being treated as suspicious.”

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