UPDATE - Woman, aged 70, dies in house fire at Dunston - two men in a serious condition

Police and fire investigators are studying the scene of the house fire at Dunston today (Monday). EMN-150824-122531001

Police and fire investigators are studying the scene of the house fire at Dunston today (Monday). EMN-150824-122531001

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Police and fire investigators continue to examine the scene where a 70 year old woman died following a house fire at Dunston in the early hours of this morning (Monday).

Two men who were also in the bungalow, situated opposite the Dunston turn-off on the B1188, at the time of the fire are now described by police to both be in a serious condition, suffering from burns and smoke inhalation.

This is a very serious incident, it is unusual for such a tragic incident to occur.

Detective Inspector Steve Knubley

A spokeswoman said: “One of the men has been taken to the Queens Medical Centre the other man has been transferred to Birmingham to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.”

A Home Office post mortem is understood to be taking place tomorrow (Tuesday) on the 70 year victim.

The B1188 remains closed at this time and motorists are asked to avoid the area as police and fire investigators are still at the scene.

The Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Steve Knubley said: “This is a very serious incident, it is unusual for such a tragic incident to occur. We will continue to investigate the circumstances along with the Fire Service.”

Emergency services were called to the B1188 main road at Dunston at about 3am this morning (Monday) where the detached bungalow was on fire.

A police spokesperson said: “Firefighters rescued a man from the fire and another man was able to walk clear of it.

“The body of a woman believed to be in her 70s was found in the house.”

A Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said the bungalow was totally gutted (part of the roof had been lost as well). Two crews from Lincoln, one from Metheringham and one from Waddington attended the incident, putting out the fire wearing breathing apparatus and using a main hose reel and two jets.