Two people die in separate house fires 30 minutes apart

A man and a woman have died in separate house fires in Leicestershire yesterday evening.

The fires took place within 30 minutes of each other.

The first incident took place in Melton Mowbray at 8.10pm yesterday. When emergency services arrived the house was well alight.

A 72-year-old woman died and two men, aged 70 and 32, were taken to hospital where they are receiving treatment for smoke inhalation.


The second incident took place on Warwick Road in Wigston at 8.38pm. A 51-year-old man was taken to hospital with severe burns and sadly died of his injuries.

The cause of both fires are under investigation but are not believed to be suspicious at this stage.

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