Woman’s body found in Wirral house fire

An unidentified woman has been found dead in a house fire in Merseyside, it has been confirmed. Firefighters were called to a home on Village Road in the Higher Bebington area of the Wirral on Sunday evening. After arriving at the property at around 17:50 GMT fire crews extinguished the blaze inside. A smoke alarm had been triggered at the house but firefighters discovered the body of a woman in the lounge.

A fire service spokesman said: “Firefighters on arrival saw the smoke was coming from another property and entered that property and extinguished a fire.

“Sadly, during a search of the property, the body of an adult woman was found. Merseyside Police has been informed along with our incident investigation team.

“Smoke alarms were present and activated in the property where the fire took place.”

A police spokesman stated that the woman was believed to be in her 40s and a significant part of the road has been sealed off while an investigation takes place. This investigation will be carried out by Merseyside fire services and police and enquiries have been made to determine the identity of the woman and her next of kin.