Man dies in Doncaster house fire

Scene of a fatal house fire on Stonhehill Rise, Scawthorpe in Doncaster, which claimed the life of an elderly man
Picture Dean Atkins

Scene of a fatal house fire on Stonhehill Rise, Scawthorpe in Doncaster, which claimed the life of an elderly man Picture Dean Atkins

An elderly man has died in a house fire in Scawthorpe.

Three fire engines from Doncaster, Adwick and Dearne stations attended the incident at 6:30am today (Monday March 28).

Scene of a fatal house fire on Stonhehill Rise, Scawthorpe in Doncaster, which claimed the life of an elderly man
Picture Dean Atkins

Scene of a fatal house fire on Stonhehill Rise, Scawthorpe in Doncaster, which claimed the life of an elderly man Picture Dean Atkins

The detached bungalow on Stonehill Rise was well alight when crews arrived.

The roof of the house was largely destroyed in the blaze, with the property still cordoned off this afternoon.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and attempted to rescue the man.

Crews used hose reels to extinguish the fire.

Scene of a fatal house fire on Stonhehill Rise, Scawthorpe in Doncaster, which claimed the life of an elderly man
Picture Dean Atkins

Scene of a fatal house fire on Stonhehill Rise, Scawthorpe in Doncaster, which claimed the life of an elderly man Picture Dean Atkins

An investigation into the cause of the fire will now take place.

The identity of the man has not yet been released.

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