Following a fire at his home on 15 December 2019, a
76-year-old man has sadly died.
Fire Crews and Officers were called to an address on
Chadburn Road, Mansfield, at around 9:30pm, extinguishing the fire upon
arrival. The 76-year-old had been rescued by members of the public, but
sadly passed away in hospital on 4 January. A joint Police and Fire investigation
is looking into the circumstances surrounding the incident, although the fire
is believed to have been accidental in cause.
Prevention Area Manager, Damien West, said: “I would like to
express my most sincere condolences to the family and friends and the local
community. We witnessed brave efforts by members of the public to help
the gentleman, and a swift response from emergency services, but sadly, despite
these efforts, he passed away.
“Incidents like these remind us all of the devastating
consequences of fire, and our advice to everyone is to make sure you have
working smoke alarms and that everyone in your home knows what to do in the
event of a fire.”
Fire Safety advice can be found on our website, where you
can also request a Safe and Well visit where we will check your smoke alarms
and offer further fire safety advice. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/staying-safe/your-safety