Police have named the 70-year-old woman who died following a house fire in Dunston in the early hours of Monday.
She was Audrey Swallow, aged 70. Her next of kin have been made aware, say police.
“A post mortem has been carried out but further tests are needed to establish the exact cause of her death”, said a police spokesman.
Two men who were also injured in the fire remain in hospital for treatment.
The investigation into the fire is continuing.