Dudley fire kills woman and leaves 16 year old in hospital

A 43-year-old woman has died and a 16-year-old girl is in hospital with serious injuries after a house fire in Dudley, police said.

Officers were called to a house fire on Beacon Road, Sedgley, at around 3.45 pm yesterday.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

West Midlands Police are investigating the causes of the fire.

Detective Inspector Carla Thompson, said: “We are working closely with the fire service to determine what happened. I would urge anyone with information to get in touch.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the woman at this difficult time who are being supported by specialist officers.”

A 49-year-old man was taken to hospital but was released a short while later after being checked over, the force has said.

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