Man 76 dies after house fire in Mansfield

08/01/2020

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

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