Crews attend fatal house fire in Leek

A woman has sadly died following a house fire in Leek.

We were alerted to smoke coming out of a house on James Street just after 10pm last night (24 February). Crews from Stone, Cheadle, Leek, Sandyford and Longton were sent to the area.

We forced entry into the building and extinguished the fire in a room upstairs. The gas and electric supply was isolated to make sure the area was safe.

A woman in her 70s was found unresponsive inside. Sadly, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Our thoughts are very much with her family and friends at this tragic and difficult time.

Fire investigators are working alongside Staffordshire Police to determine the cause of the fire today (25 February).

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In an emergency call 999. General enquiries call 0300 330 1000.