Investigation launched after man dies in house fire in Doncaster

A multi-agency investigation has been launched after a man died in a house fire in Doncaster.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 14th January 2021, 9:02 am

Emergency services were deployed to a house blaze on Chaucer Road, Mexborough, at around 7.25pm and found the property engulfed in flames.

Firefighters extinguished the flames by 8.15pm but remained at the scene until midnight.

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Three crews were involved in the firefighting operation, with the blaze affecting most of the house.

A man in the property at the time of the fire was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has not yet been named but an investigation is now under way to establish how the fire started.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “Firefighters responded to an incident on Chaucer Road, Mexborough, on Wednesday evening in which a man sadly lost his life.

“A multi-agency investigation is underway to determine the circumstances around his death.”

A statement on the incident has not yet been released by South Yorkshire Police.

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