Woman dies in Aylesbury house fire overnight

The scene of the fire in Harcourt Green, Aylesbury
The scene of the fire in Harcourt Green, Aylesbury

A woman has died following a house fire in Aylesbury in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

Four fire crews were called to a property in Harcourt Green at 12.30am and despite firefighters rescuing a woman, who was in her seventies, she later died from her injuries.

Two men were out of the property before the fire service arrived and were treated by South Central Ambulance Service staff.

Firefighters then rescued a woman who was treated by ambulance staff but later died.

A second woman was treated for the effects of breathing in smoke.

The fire service are now carrying out an investigation into the blaze, while the police are conducting a scene watch around the property.

Flowers have been left outside in tribute to the deceased woman.

In a statement police say: "Thames Valley Police and Bucks Fire and Rescue Service are investigating a fire that happened at around 12.32am on January 4 in Harcourt Green, Aylesbury.

"Sadly a woman in her seventies died after being taken to hospital for treatment.

"The woman’s next of kin have been informed.

"At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but non-suspicious and the coroner has been informed."

Two crews from Aylesbury, one from Waddesdon and one from Haddenham attended, along with three officers.

Firefighters used four sets of breathing apparatus, one hose reel, one main jet, positive pressure ventilation, small gear and a thermal imaging camera.

A fire service spokesman said: "Fire crews from Aylesbury will be in the Harcourt Green area tomorrow afternoon (Saturday) where they will be offering reassurance and home fire safety advice.

"Even if you don’t live in the area, please feel free to come along and receive safety advice, along with signing up for a free Home Fire Risk Check.

"You can also call 01296 744477 during office hours and request a home safety visit."