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72-year-old man dies in Nottinghamshire house fire

A 72-year-old man has died following a fire at a property on Aspley Road in Sutton in Ashfield.

Joint Fire Control received a call from a lifeline system at 7.11pm on Monday 19 February.

Fire crews from Ashfield and Mansfield attended to discover a smoke filled room and a man with no signs of life. Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A joint police and fire investigation into the cause is ongoing.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will be visiting houses in the surrounding area on 23 and 24 February to reassure the community and give out fire safety advice.

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Area Manager Tom Archer of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We want to extend our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the man involved.

“This sad incident and I would like to take the opportunity to remind people to have working smoke alarms on every level of their property, and to test them weekly.

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