Elderly woman dies at scene as fire rips through house
The 72-year-old died during the blaze in Falkirk shortly after 12pm on Monday.
An elderly woman has died during a house fire in Falkirk.
Emergency crews were alerted to the blaze at Dochart Crescent, Polmont, at midday on Monday.
Crews from six appliances battled the fire but a 72-year-old woman died at the scene.
Police said a joint investigation is under way with SFRS to establish the full circumstances surrounding the blaze.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "We were alerted at 12.12pm on Monday, May 13 to reports of a dwelling fire in Polmont.
"Operations control mobilised a number of fire appliances to Dochart Crescent where firefighters extinguished the fire."
A police spokesperson added: "We can now sadly confirm that a 72-year-old woman died at the scene, and a joint investigation is under way with SFRS to establish the full circumstances surrounding this.
"Thank you to the local community for your assistance and cooperation so far."