A woman's body has been discovered at the scene of a blaze in Belfast, the PSNI has confirmed.

Her remains were found at a house in the Archdale Drive area of the Belvoir Estate in south Belfast on this afternoon.

Police said they received a report of a fire at the house shortly after 2pm.

The woman, believed to have been in her 50s, was later discovered dead inside the house.

A post-mortem examination is to be carried out to determine the cause of death.

A PSNI spokesman said: "An investigation into the cause of the fire and the death of the woman have now commenced.

"There are no further details at this stage."