A WOMAN has died in a house fire at a West Heath home this morning (Monday, February 17).

Firefighters were called to tackle the house fire in Alvechurch Road near Longbridge at around 2.30am.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were also sent to the scene.

A woman was found inside the property by firefighters, but when she was brought out to ambulance staff, she was confirmed dead at the scene.

West Midlands Fire Service posted on Twitter: "Incident in West Heath is now being scaled down following severe house fire. Due to nature of it, crews will in attendance most of this morning and be assisting our fire investigation officer to determine cause of the fire."