Friday, 23 March 2012

Pensioner who died in Gretna house blaze named

From Daily Record 23rd March 2012:

AN elderly woman who died after being caught in a house fire has been named by police.
Martha Carruthers, 86, was taken to Cumberland Hospital in Carlisle after being rescued from the fire in a house on Union Road, Gretna.
Dumfries and Galloway Police said she was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing but a spokesman said "early indications suggest no suspicious circumstances".
The procurator fiscal in Dumfries and the coroner in Carlisle have been informed of the death.

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