Nottingham

Mansfield fire: Man's body found in remains of house

Firefighters at the scene of the blaze
Image caption Firefighters put out the blaze on Tuesday but could not search the remains of the building until Thursday

A body has been found in the remains of a burnt out house after two days of searching.

The man - who has not been named but is thought to be in his 60s or 70s - was found late on Friday evening on Austin Close in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Fire ripped through the home on Wednesday which made the building dangerously unstable and had to be dismantled to search for the occupant.

Police and the fire service are investigating the cause of the blaze.

Image caption Specialist dogs have been used to investigate the cause of the blaze, which is not yet known

Neighbours said a man lived in the house with two dogs.

It was the second death in the same week in Nottinghamshire after a man was found dead in a fire in nearby Hucknall on Wednesday.

It prompted the fire service to carry out safety advice sessions.

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