A WOMAN has died following a house fire in Gwynedd.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to a report of the fire at a property on the A496 in Bontddu, near Dolgellau at 9.09am this morning.

A woman was rescued by firefighters but sadly died at the scene.

A spokesperson for the Fire Service said: "Fire appliances from Dolgellau, Harlech, Barmouth, Bala and Blaenau Ffestiniog, an aerial ladder platform, high volume pump and the incident command unit were mobilised to the incident.

"The cause of the fire will be the subject of a joint investigation by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police."