1. ITV Report

Woman has died following a house fire

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A woman has died following a house fire in Mansfield.

Emergency services were called to an address in Linby Avenue shortly after 5pm yesterday (23 December).

A 73-year-old woman was taken to hospital where she died this morning (December 24).

A 75-year-old man was also taken to hospital suffering from shock.

Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have launched a joint investigation to establish the cause of the fire.

A cordon remains in place at the property while the joint investigation continues.

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"I speak on behalf of all the emergency services who were in attendance when I say our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“We are currently investigating the circumstances of the fire and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with it at this time.

– Nottinghamshire Police, Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Broadhead said:

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to the family, friends and local community following this tragic incident made all the more poignant at this time of year."

– Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Area Manager Damien West said:

If anyone has any information about the fire we would urge them to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 593 of 23 December 2019.