Woman dies in house fire, police suspect arson

A woman was found dead today in a burnt house in San Fernando.

It's the same house where a number of firearms and ammunition, and marijuana was found two days ago.

According to reports just after 2, this morning residents of the area awoke to the sound of gunshots at the house on Purcell Street, San Fernando.

We are told that within moments the house erupted in flames from the inside.

Officers of the Mon Repos fire station, Marabella CID, southern division task force and homicide department responded.

The woman was found but police believe she was shot before the house was burnt.

On Wednesday night officers of the organised crime and intelligence unit raided the house at Purcell street.

Police seized over 500 rounds of ammunition.

They also recovered a firearm silencer, six firearms, several magazines and 12.5 kilogrammes of marijuana.

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