Woman, 95, dies after blaze breaks out at West Lothian house

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Fire: Crews were called to the home in West Lothian on Tuesday night.STV

A 95-year-old woman has died after a fire at her house in West Lothian.

Crews were called to the home in Greenside, Torphichen, near Bathgate at around 7.30pm on Tuesday after the home caught fire.

The pensioner who lived in the terraced home was rescued from the flames but pronounced dead on the scene.

Neighbours were evacuated while six firefighters battled the blaze.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said an investigation will be carried into the cause of the fire.

Police Scotland said there are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "Police in Bathgate responded to a fire at a flat in Greenside, Torphichen near Bathgate around 7.35pm yesterday. A 95-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene and a number of other residents were temporarily evacuated."

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