Woman dies in apartment fire

A woman died in a fire in an apartment in Avesta, in Dalarna, early on Sunday morning. A team from the emergency services were fighting the fire in a three storey building at around 6.30am.

In total nine apartments in the building were evacuated, but the fire was put out quickly and recovery work continued throughout the morning.

The cause of the fire is still unclear, as is how the woman died, according to Dalarna police.

A preliminary murder investigation has begun.

Apart from in the second floor apartment where the fire started, there was no major damage.