Retford house fire leaves one person dead

A person has died in a fire at flats in north Nottinghamshire.

Smoke was reported coming from the large converted Victorian house on Cobwell Road, Retford, at about 16:30 GMT on Friday.

Fire, police and ambulance services all attended the scene and several nearby roads were closed overnight.

Occupants of the flats and a neighbouring building were taken to a nearby leisure centre. An investigation into the cause has begun.

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