Woman in her 40s dies after fire rips through home as cops probe 'unexplained' blaze
A WOMAN has died of her injuries after a house fire on Good Friday as police launch a probe into the "unexplained" blaze.
The victim, who was in her early 40s, died yesterday after last week's blaze, which ripped through the terraced home in Middlesbrough, Teeside.
Emergency services raced to the residential street around 1.30pm after theinferno broke out.
The woman was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, but died three days later, police said today.
A post-mortem is due to take place and the woman's family has been informed.
Cleveland Police has launched an investigation into the mystery fatal fire.
A police spokesman said: "A woman has sadly died following a report of a fire on Costa Street in Middlesbrough on Friday 2nd April.
"The fire, which took place around 1:30pm, is still being investigated and is being treated as unexplained at this time.
"The woman, aged in her early forties, sadly died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in the early hours of Monday 5th April.
"A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.
"The woman’s family have been informed and our thoughts remain with them at this extremely difficult time."
Officers are appealing for anyone with any information to contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting 051406.
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