Man dies in Doncaster house fire

An elderly man has died in a house fire in Scawthorpe.

Monday, 28th March 2016, 1:06 pm
Updated Friday, 1st April 2016, 10:12 pm
Scene of a fatal house fire on Stonhehill Rise, Scawthorpe in Doncaster, which claimed the life of an elderly man Picture Dean Atkins

Three fire engines from Doncaster, Adwick and Dearne stations attended the incident at 6:30am today (Monday March 28).

The detached bungalow on Stonehill Rise was well alight when crews arrived.

Scene of a fatal house fire on Stonhehill Rise, Scawthorpe in Doncaster, which claimed the life of an elderly man Picture Dean Atkins

The roof of the house was largely destroyed in the blaze, with the property still cordoned off this afternoon.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and attempted to rescue the man.

Crews used hose reels to extinguish the fire.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will now take place.

Scene of a fatal house fire on Stonhehill Rise, Scawthorpe in Doncaster, which claimed the life of an elderly man Picture Dean Atkins

The identity of the man has not yet been released.

Scene of a fatal house fire on Stonhehill Rise, Scawthorpe in Doncaster, which claimed the life of an elderly man Picture Dean Atkins
Scene of a fatal house fire on Stonhehill Rise, Scawthorpe in Doncaster, which claimed the life of an elderly man Picture Dean Atkins