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Herefordshire House Fire

Firefighters from Hereford, Peterchurch and Ewyas Harold were called to Riverdale Park at just after 3pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday 28 July).


Group Commander George Sherry said: "Crews wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and then rescued an elderly female occupant. They gave casualty care to the lady and then paramedics treated her at the scene."

The woman was then airlifted to hospital and the stop message was given at just before 4.30pm once the fire was extinguished.

"Sadly, it has been confirmed that the lady has died and our thoughts are very much with her family at this time."

Whilst the cause of the fire is now under investigation it is believed that it started accidentally.