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Woman found dead at scene of house fire

Published 03/01/2016

Police are investigation after a woman was found dead at the scene of a house fire in south Belfast
Police are investigation after a woman was found dead at the scene of a house fire in south Belfast

A woman's body has been discovered at the scene of a blaze, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said.

Her remains were found at a house in the Archdale Drive area of the Belvoir Estate in south Belfast on Sunday afternoon.

Police said they received a report of a fire at the house shortly after 2pm.

The woman, believed to have been in her 50s, was later discovered dead inside the house.

A post-mortem examination is to be carried out to determine the cause of death.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokesman said: "An investigation into the cause of the fire and the death of the woman have now commenced.

"There are no further details at this stage."

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