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A woman has died after a house fire in Nottinghamshire – joint investigation launched

A joint police and fire investigation has been launched after woman died following a house fire.

Emergency services were called to The Hill in Kirkby-in-Ashfield shortly before 12.40am today (Wednesday 30 June).

A 53-year-old woman, who was the only person in the house, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police shut off the road and moved people away from the address for their safety while firefighters from Ashfield, Mansfield, Hucknall and Alfreton Fire Station got the fire under control and put it out.

Detective Inspector Gayle Hart, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends at this difficult time. An investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances and to establish the cause of the fire.

“We are keeping an open mind while we determine what caused the blaze but we are not currently treating the woman’s death as suspicious.”

A file will be prepared for the coroner.

Group manager Andy Macey, at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “I would like to share my most sincere condolences with the family and friends of the woman during this difficult time.

“We understand residents living nearby will have concerns about what happened and we will be working to reassure them as best we can in the coming days.

“Our fire investigation team is working with Dexter, the fire dog, and our police colleagues to determine the cause of this fire.”