Pensioner dies in Coldham’s Lane house fire

PUBLISHED: 19:20 06 November 2018

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

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A pensioner died in a fire at a house in Coldham’s Lane on Monday evening (November 5).

The man has been named locally as Ken Pettit, who was believed to be in his 80s and was a founder member of the Duxford Aviation Society.

Fire crews were called to the blaze at 7.02pm on Monday evening along with paramedics and police.

A spokesperson from the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used two hose reels to extinguish the fire. A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke. Sadly one person died at the scene and an investigation is ongoing to establish the cause of the fire.”

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