A woman has died after a horrific house fire on Beacon Lane, Sedgley last night.

A 43-year-old woman was declared dead at the scene, and a 49-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl were taken to hospital.

The man was released after being checked over, but the girl remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Police officers were called by West Midlands Fire Service at around 3.45pm. 

Detective Inspector Carla Thompson, said: “We are working closely with the fire service to determine what happened. I would urge anyone with information to get in touch.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the woman at this difficult time who are being supported by specialist officers."

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the woman’s family and loved at this difficult time."

West Midlands Fire Service tweeted at 4:29pm last night : "We have attended a severe house fire in Beacon lane Sedgley with the 1st fire engine arriving in 3min 38 sec. 3 people were rescued by firefighters & then assisted by @OFFICIALWMAS and treated at scene. We now have investigation officers from fire and @WMPolice in attendance."

A gofundme page has now been set up for the family who currently have no home.

Over £3,400 has already been raised with over 230 donations.

Stourbridge News: The family have been homeless. The family have been homeless.

Marco Longhi, MP for Dudley North posted on Facebook: "I have been made aware of a very serious incident in Sedgley. There are ongoing investigations and my office stands ready to support in any way that may be necessary. Marco."

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated and anyone with any information is asked to contact West Midlands Police quoting log 2291 8 May.

West Midlands Ambulance Service have been contacted for comment.