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Nottinghamshire Police has released the name of a 75-year-old woman who died in a house fire in Costock.

Mary (also known as Lynette) Shaw’s body was found after the fire was extinguished in Manor Close in the early hours of Saturday 7 November.

A scene remained in place in until Monday 9 November while detectives worked closely with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to establish the circumstances of the fire.

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An investigation into Mary’s death is ongoing, however, it is not currently being treated as suspicious.

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.”

Area Manager 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.

“We would 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.

“Further home 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.”