Woman 63 dies after house fire in Edwinstowe

07/02/2020

Following a fire at her home, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call on 5 February 2020, where a 63-year-old woman has sadly died.

Fire Crews and Officers were called to an address on Birkland Drive, Edwinstowe, at around 3:30pm. Three fire engines attended the incident alongside the police and the East Midlands Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team (HART). A fire investigation is currently on going, looking into the circumstances surrounding the incident. 
 
Prevention Area Manager, Damien West, said: “I would like to share my most sincere condolences with the family, friends and the local community during this difficult time.

“My thoughts are also with the agencies and personnel who attended the incident and we will be going out into the community over the weekend offering fire safety advice.

“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.”

Inspector Heather Sutton, District Commander for Newark and Sherwood, has offered reassurance to Edwinstowe residents as the investigation into a woman’s death continues.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police were called at around 3pm on Wednesday 5 February 2020 to a property at Birkland Drive.

Inspector Sutton said: “I understand that hearing about an unexplained death can be concerning for residents. We are still working to establish the circumstances around the death and we will need to wait for the results of the post-mortem examination, which can take time. I would like to reassure people that at this time, I have no concerns about the safety of people Edwinstowe.”

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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