Body of elderly woman found in Lincoln village house fire

Update 5.15pm: Two men who were also in the house at the time of the fire are now described to both be in a serious condition. One of the men has been taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre and 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 on the 70-year-old victim.

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

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.”

The body of a 70-year-old woman has been found after a fire at a house in a village near Lincoln.

Emergency services were called to the house at about 3am on Monday, August 24 in Dunston, to the south-east of Lincoln.

Fire officers rescued a man from the fire and another man was able to walk clear of it.

Both are being treated at Lincoln County Hospital, with one of the men in a serious condition from burns and smoke inhalation.

The other man is described by police as “not as seriously injured.”