Police has released the name of a 75-year-old woman who died in a house fire in
Crews from East Leake, West Bridgford, Highfields, London Road, Castle Donnington, Shepshed and Mansfield responded to the house fire with crews from Stapleford, Stockhill, Eastwood and Newark assisting throughout the day.
known as Lynette) Shaw’s body was found after the fire was extinguished in
Manor Close in the early hours of Saturday 7 November.
remained in place in until Monday 9 November while detectives worked closely
with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to establish the circumstances of
investigation into Mary’s death is ongoing, however, it is not currently being
treated as suspicious.
Damien West, of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Our thoughts
are with Mary’s family, friends and the local community at this time. This
tragic incident reminds us all of the devastating consequences that a fire can
have and I would urge everyone to take a moment to check their own homes.
always encourage people to ensure they have working smoke alarms on each floor
of their home, to have a night-time routine and to ensure that appliances in
their home are regularly checked and tested.
safety advice can be accessed through our website (https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/your-safety/safety-in-your-home)
where you can also request a free Safe & Well Visit to check your smoke
alarms and fit new ones, if required.
“I would also
urge everyone to take a few moments to check on older relatives and neighbours
to ensure they have the correct fire safety precautions in their homes.”
Detective Inspector Rachael North, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a tragic incident that sadly resulted in the loss of a life.
“A man who was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries that are not life-threatening is on the way to making a full recovery.
“Mary’s family have asked for privacy during this difficult time.”