An elderly woman died at her home following a house fire in the Valleys.

A 91-year-old woman died at her home on Tyntyla Road in Ystrad on Monday evening after a fire broke out.

A spokesman for South Wales Police said the emergency services were called to the property shortly after 5pm but the woman died at the scene.

A South Wales Fire Service spokeswoman said it sent three fire engines to the scene but was unable to provide further details.

The cause of the fire is being investigated but police confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances.