Women dies at scene of fire near Stanford

A WOMAN DIED at the scene of a fire near Lower Cresent in Linford last night.

Firefighters were called to tackle a large fire in a field at 9pm. The officer in charge reported that the fire involved a pile of wood and refuse measuring 10 metres by five metres.

Using two hose reel jets crews had extinguished the fire by 22:00hrs.

While crews were working at the scene a woman, aged around 50, collapsed. She was given first aid by crews and an ambulance was called for her.

The woman died at the scene.

It is unknown at this time if the woman had sustained any injuries as a result of the fire. A full investigation will be carried out involving both the fire and police services.

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