Woman dies in fire at property in Penrhyndeudraeth

Posted 21/03/2014 14:10:36

A woman has died following a fire in Penrhyndeudraeth.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to a report of a fire at a property in Castle Street at 22.25hrs on Thursday 20th March.

Crews from Porthmadog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Pwllheli and Harlech were mobilised and on arrival were confronted with a well developed fire involving an upstairs flat above a chemist shop.

Four sets of breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets were deployed in tackling the fire.

A female casualty believed to be in her 80s was located at the property by firefighters and was treated by paramedics at the scene, but died shortly afterwards.

A man in his 80s had made his own way out of the property before the arrival of firefighters.

A joint investigation by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police is now underway.

North Wales Police have closed the A487 as a result of the incident and diversions are in place.

There are no more details available at present.

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