Elderly woman dies in Ilkley house fire

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An 89-year-old woman has died after a fire at a property in Ilkley, West Yorkshire Police has confirmed.

Police were called to Cowpasture Road at 8.37am on Thursday.

Firefighters in the aftermath of the blaze at Cowpasture Road.

Firefighters in the aftermath of the blaze at Cowpasture Road.

The woman died at the address, a spokesman said.

Her family has been informed.

Enquiries are continuing with the fire service to establish what caused the fire.

Road closures are still in place and are likely to remain in place until later this afternoon.

Firefighters on the roof of the house.

Firefighters on the roof of the house.