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  • 27 December 2013, 4:14

Woman Dies In Christmas Day House Fire

An elderly woman has been found dead after a house fire in the east end of Glasgow on Christmas Day evening, police said.

Mary McConnell, 83,was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called to the propertyin HermistonRoad in the Springboigarea.

Police Scotland and the fire service have launched an inquiry into the cause of the blaze, but it is not thought to be suspicious.

No one else was injured in the fire.

In a separate fire on Wednesday, three children, including a baby, were taken to hospital as a precaution.

The blaze broke out in an upstairs room of a two-storey property in Auchengreoch Avenue in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, at about 8.10pm.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building and put out the flames.

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