Investigation into fatal fire in Beeston continues

02/08/2021

Firefighters are visiting Waterloo Road and the surrounding areas this week to offer reassurance and give fire safety advice.

We were called to the ground floor of a building in Waterloo Road, Beeston just before 1pm on Friday 30 July.

Crews from West Bridgford and Highfields Fire Station attended, as well as Long Eaton Fire Station from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to extinguish the fire.

A woman who is believed to have been the only person inside the flat, was sadly found and pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation to determine the cause of the incident remains ongoing.

Mick Sharman, Area Manager, said:

“Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service sends its most sincere condolences to the loved ones of this woman at this difficult time.

“We recognise that residents may have been affected by this incident so we will be in the local area this week to speak with them and offer fire safety advice.

“If nothing else, please ensure that you have a working smoke alarm each floor of your home.

“If you need help checking that your home is as safe as it possibly can be, or someone you know is potentially vulnerable and may need help, please call us on 0115 838 8100 or email enquiries@notts-fire.gov.uk to arrange a Safe and Well Visit.”

For more information please visit: www.notts-fire.gov.uk/staying-safe

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