Woman dies in Torphichen house fire

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A woman has died after a house fire in Torphichen last night (Tuesday).

Fire crews from Bathgate and Linlithgow arrived on the scene at Greenside in the village around 7.33pm. Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and utilised two high pressure hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

A joint police and fire Investigation will now take place to establish the cause of the fire.

An SFRS spokesperson said: “The tragic loss of life must always bring home the importance of working together to prevent fires and raise awareness of how to be safer from the risk of fire. If you or someone you know may be at risk please get in touch and arrange a free home fire safety visit with local firefighters by calling 0800 0731 999, text “check” to 61611 or visit www.firescotland.gov.uk .”