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28th Sep, 2021

Man in his 20s dies in Droitwich house fire

A MAN in his 20s has died in a house fire in Droitwich.

The blaze broke out at the property in Hanbury Road just after 8am yesterday morning.

Three fire crews – one from Droitwich and two from Worcester – attended and battled to bring the blaze under control.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and two critical care cars were sent to the scene.

The man was given CPR by bystanders and police when paramedics got there.

Ambulance crews then took over but nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Group Commander George Marshall, who was present at the scene, said: “A fire investigation is currently taking place and there are no apparent suspicious circumstances.

“At this time, we would like to extend our sympathies to the family and friends of the man who has died.”

He added he wanted to remind people of the importance of having smoke alarms fitted at their property.

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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