A 90-YEAR-OLD woman was discovered to have died in a house blaze after fire crews were alerted about 5.30am this morning (February 2). 

The resident, a widow who lived alone, was carried out by firefighters from an upstairs bedroom at her home in Alvanley View, Elton.

The casualty was handed over to the care of paramedics. Sadly she was later confirmed to have died.

Smoke alarms in the house had activated. An investigation into the cause of the fire is currently underway but there is no indication of foul play.