Retford: One person reportedly dead after fire at block of flats

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A person is believed to have died after a fire broke out at a block of flats in Retford.

The blaze started at around 4.30pm on Friday 21st November on Cobwell Road.

Police officers are now working with Notts Fire and Rescue Service to establish the circumstances surrounding the fire.

A Notts Police spokesperson said: “Occupants of the flats and the neighbouring building were evacuated to the nearby leisure centre while firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze. Officers are now working to secure alternative accommodation for the people affected.”

“Investigations are likely to continue all weekend to establish the cause of the fire.”

Specialist officers are supporting the families of those affected.