Tragedy as man dies in Scunthorpe house fire

A man has tragically died following a devastating house fire in Scunthorpe.

Humberside Police were called to Belmont Street in Ashby at 12.50pm on Wednesday, 8 November. Upon entering the property, a man was discovered unconscious.

He was given medical treatment at the scene by emergency services, but later died. His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers at this time.


Officers are working alongside Humberside Fire and Rescue to determine the cause of death, however it is not being classed as suspicious at this time. Witnesses at the scene saw the air ambulance attending the area before leaving after around half an hour.

One woman said: “There was a large police and emergency services presence. The air ambulance landed in Lincoln Garden’s school field and was there for at least thirty minutes. We didn’t see any flames or smell any smoke so we had no clue what had happened.”

Humberside Police said: “Emergency services attended a property on Belmont Street in Scunthorpe yesterday (Wednesday 8 November) following reports of a fire at 12.50pm. On entering the property, a man was found unconscious inside the address.

“He was conveyed from the property to be given medical assistance however was pronounced deceased at the scene. His family have been informed and are receiving support from officers.

“Officers are working with the Fire Service, who will look to establish the cause of the fire, however at this time, there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death.”

Original artice: https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/all-about/scunthorpe

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