AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a woman died in a house fire.

The emergency services were called to an address on Highfield Avenue in Burnley at around 4.10pm on Saturday after firefighters had attended to reports of a fire.

The police have now confirmed that an investigation has been launched after a woman, in her 80s, was found dead inside the address.

A spokesman said: “We are working with our colleagues at LFRS in a joint investigation to establish the cause of the fire.

The woman’s family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this incredibly sad and distressing time.”

If you have any information that could help this investigation, please call 101 quoting incident reference 929 of October 24th