UPDATE

The tragic death of an elderly woman in a fire at her home is still being investigated by the police and fire services.

But it is not believed to be suspicious.

She was found dead in her bedroom after a fire broke out in a semi-detached home at Headington Road, Pinkneys Green near Maidenhead.

Thames Valley Fire Control Service received reports of a fire at 11.24pm last Thursday evening from neighbours who had heard a smoke alarm.

One neighbour Christina Swift has lived next door for 35 years and had a key. But neither she and her husband or a neighbour who lives in the other side of the semi-detached property where the fire happened were able to get in because of the smoke.

Crews from Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor fire stations were soon on the scene and used breathing apparatus to get into the bedroom where the fire had started.

They extinguished it using a hose reel but paramedics who also came to the scene confirmed that the woman had died.

She has been named locally as Sheila Hemley.

It is understood she was unmarried, in her 70s and had been increasingly unwell recently.

Firefighters remained on the scene for two and a half hours.

On Wednesday a police statement said: "The circumstances at this stage are not believed to be suspicious, however an investigation continues between ourselves and the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service to identify the cause of the fire.

"The file has been passed to the coroner and the post mortem will take place in due course."