As reported in later editions of yesterday's Evening Times, the victim died after smoke and flames engulfed the property in Everard Drive, Springburn.
Emergency services raced to the incident at around 2.50am yesterday but the woman was dead at the scene.
The alarm was raised by a member of the public, who saw smoke billowing from the roof of the house.
There was visible smoke damage around the windows in the upper and first floor, where the fire is understood to have started.
Around six firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, arrived at the scene and quickly extinguished the blaze.
A full search of the property took place and, after battling the fire, crews discovered the body of the elderly woman.
It is not yet clear what caused the blaze.
A joint investigation between Strathclyde Police and Strathclyde Fire and Rescue is now under way.
A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police, said: "Officers were called to a report of a fire shortly after 2.50am today.
"The body of an elderly female was found within the property. Officers are working to identify the woman."
Investigations are continuing at the property, with police officers standing guard outside the house.
A large cordon, which stretched to Springburn Road, was also in place.
A spokesman for Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, said: "The fire is believed to have started on the first floor of the property."
Meanwhile, investigations are continuing after a 71-year-old woman died when fire broke out at a tower block in Cambuslang on Wednesday.