Woman dies after house fire in Nottingham street

Forensic officer looking for something in a crime investigation unit police van
-Credit: (Image: Rucsandra Moldoveanu/Nottingham Post)

An elderly woman has died following a house fire at a property in Nottingham. Emergency services received a call at 9.37pm on Friday, June 7, to a house fire on Ashworth Close, Sneinton.

Crews from London Road and Arnold Fire Station attended the incident and quickly extinguished the fire. However, a woman in her 60s was discovered inside the property and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A joint investigation between Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and Nottinghamshire Police has now concluded and the incident isn't being treated as suspicious. A cordon remained in place following the tragedy into the morning of Saturday, June 8.

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Multiple police cars were seen arriving at the scene, as well as a fire investigation unit, a crime scene investigation unit, and forensic officers. Group Manager Jonathan Holford said: "We would like to pass our deepest condolences to the family, friends and everyone affected by this sad incident.

"We will be out in the local community in the coming days to offer reassurance to local residents, which will include free smoke alarm fittings. It is imperative that every household in Nottinghamshire has working smoke alarms on every level of their home.

"To help with the testing of them, we have recently introduced a free reminder service, which you can read more about and sign up to, here. Thank you to our blue light services for their work over the weekend."