A 98-year old woman was found dead at Rentis, western Athens, in the early hours of Saturday as fire fighters tried to put out a fire in her flat.
The Fire Service was informed of a fire at 22 Myconou Road in Rentis.
Fire engines arrived to find the fire at the ground-floor flat where the 98-year-old lived. She was later found dead.
The incident is being investigated by the Fire Service regarding its causes, but it is not the first time this winter that old people are burnt to death owing the use of alternative heating means as heating oil prices have risen by about 30 percent this year.