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Woman dies following house fire

Police and the fire service are carrying out a joint investigation into the blaze in Polmont.

A woman has died following a fire in Polmont (Jane Barlow/PA)
A woman has died following a fire in Polmont (Jane Barlow/PA)

A woman has died following a fire at a house in Polmont.

Fire crews were called to the scene in Dochart Crescent at around 12.15pm on Monday.

The 72-year-old woman died at the scene,

Police and the fire service are carrying out a joint investigation into the blaze.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Forth Valley responded, along with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, to a report of a fire in Polmont.

“The incident was reported to police at around 12.15pm on Monday 13th May at an address in Dochart Crescent.

“As a result, a 72-year-old woman sadly died at the scene and a joint investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding this fire.”

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