Colchester: Woman dies after house fire in Chappel

A WOMAN died this morning following a house fire near Colchester.

Fire crews discovered the body while battling flames at a semi-detached property in The Street, Chappel.

The alarm was raised with fire fighters around 5.22am who took just over an hour to put out the blaze.

A full investigation will be launched today to establish the cause of the fire.

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