Probe launched after firefighters pull elderly man from Shirebrook bungalow blaze

Firefighters rescued an elderly man from a ‘serious’ house fire in Shirebrook.

Thursday, 7th January 2021, 5:41 pm

Crews from Shirebrook, Bolsover and Mansfield were called in to battle the blaze, which broke out around 11.30am this morning (Thursday, January 7) on Pear Tree Drive.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and rescued an elderly man.

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The fire broke out at a bungalow on Pear Tree Drive, Shirebrook.

He was handed into the care of East Midlands Ambulance Service and taken to hospital.

A joint police and fire investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Anyone with information should call 101.

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