Woman dies in Blaenau Ffestiniog house fire

An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Her body was discovered after emergency services were called out to an address at Benar View at around 8.30pm on Monday night. Crews from Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog spent almost three hours tackling the blaze.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said a joint investigation with police was now underway but the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

Inspector Gethin Jones from Porthmadog police station said emergency services remained at the scene on Tuesday while the cause was being established.

He added: ”Despite the rapid attendance of emergency services, I’m saddened to report that one person died at the scene. Although they are yet to be formally identified, we believe an elderly lady lived at the house and we have therefore informed her next of kin.”