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Woman in her 40s killed in flat blaze as firefighters evacuate 10 residents from smoke-filled block

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A WOMAN in her 40s has died following a horror blaze at a block of flats in Stoke-on-Trent.

The casualty, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene at Tollgate Court in Blurton.

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A woman in her 40s has died following a fire at a low-rise block of flats in Stoke[/caption]

Emergency services were called to the low-rise block in Trentham Road at around 11am.

Ten residents were evacuated from their homes as smoke filled the hallways.

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed tonight that the woman in the fire-damaged flat did not survive.

An ambulance service spokesman said: “Crews arrived at the scene to find the fire at a low-rise flat in Tollgate Court with fire colleagues working to safely evacuate residents.

“Sadly, nothing could be done to save one woman inside the property, and she was confirmed deceased at the scene.

“Crews assessed several patients who had been evacuated from the building, and they were all discharged at the scene.”

Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene, along with fire crews and police.

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