Elderly woman dies at scene after house engulfed by fire

A 82-year-old woman died following the blaze on Carmen View, Dumbarton, on Sunday afternoon.

Elderly woman dies at scene after house engulfed by fire on Carmen View, Dumbarton iStock

A pensioner has died following a house fire in West Dunbartonshire.

Emergency services were called to the blaze at a property on Carmen View, Dumbarton, at around 3.10pm on Sunday.

A 82-year-old woman died at the scene.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue service extinguished the fire and enquiries into the cause of the blaze are ongoing.

A Police Scotland Spokesperson said: “Police received a report of a house fire in Carmen View, Dumbarton, around 3.10pm on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

“Emergency services attended, however an 82-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The fire was extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Officers are carrying out a joint investigation with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, however there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 3.01pm to reports of a fire at a property on Carman View, Dumbarton.

“Operations control mobilised five fire appliances and one height vehicle.”