10th May, 2021

Fatal Droitwich house fire which killed man in his 20s was caused by 'cooking accident'

Tristan Harris 23rd Feb, 2021 Updated: 23rd Feb, 2021

THE HOUSE fire which killed a man in his 20s in Droitwich last Monday was caused by a cooking accident.

The blaze broke out at the property on the Hanbury Road and took three fire crews to bring the blaze under control.

The man was given CPR by bystanders and police and two ambulances, a paramedic officer and two critical care cars were sent to the scene.

But nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

A fire investigation was carried out and found cooking to be the cause.

A Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “This tragic event underlines the importance of having smoke alarms fitted on every floor of your property and tested on a regular basis.”

Anyone wanting more details on keeping themselves and their loved ones and home safe from fire should visit hwfire.org.uk or by call the service’s Community Risk Team on 0800 032 1155.

 

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