Pensioner dies in Coldham’s Lane house fire
PUBLISHED: 19:20 06 November 2018
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.”