Fatal fire at pensioner’s home ‘accidental’

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An investigation into a fire at a pensioners home concluded that the blaze was cause by smoking materials.

Brian Wheatley, 80, was rushed to hospital on the evening of July 29 with serious injuries following the fire at his house in Springfield Gardens but died in the early hours of Thursday July 31.

A fire investigation has concluded that the fire was ‘accidental’ and was as a result of smoking materials.


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