Joint investigation launched following fatal incident


​A joint Fire and Police investigation has been launched after a woman died in a house fire.

Emergency services were called to The Hill in Kirkby-in-Ashfield shortly before 12.40am today (Wednesday 30 June).

A 53-year-old woman, who was the only person in the house, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nottinghamshire Police shut off the road and moved people away from the address for their safety whilst Firefighters from Ashfield, Mansfield, Hucknall and Alfreton Fire Station got the fire under control and extinguished it.

Group Manager, Andy Macey, said: “I would like to share my most sincere condolences with the family and friends of the woman during this difficult time.

“We understand residents living nearby will have concerns about what happened and we will be working to reassure them as best we can in the coming days.

“Our Fire Investigation team are working with Dexter, the fire dog, and our Police colleagues to determine the cause of this fire.”

Detective Inspector Gayle Hart, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends at this difficult time. An investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances and to establish the cause of the fire.

“We are keeping an open mind while we determine what caused the blaze but we are not currently treating the woman’s death as suspicious.”

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