A WOMAN in her eighties has tragically died after a fire at her home in Bollington.

Firefighters have launched an investigation in relation to the incident, which happened on Saturday (January 16) morning.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports that an alarm had been activated at a terraced house on Grimshaw Lane shortly after 11.20am.

Crews from Macclesfield and Bollington attended the scene and forced entry into the address.

Two firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, entered the building with a hose reel jet.

While searching the premises the crews found that the first floor was heavily smoke logged. They also found a small fire in the floorboards which was extinguished with water.

Sadly a woman, believed to be in her 80’s, was found dead on the first floor of the address, her next of kin have been informed.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, although it is not believed to be suspicious at this time.