SFRS offers sympathies following tragic fatal house fire in Oswestry

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is deeply saddened that two people have died in a house fire in Oswestry and offer deepest sympathy to their loved ones.

The Service was called at approximately 4.20am today (Wednesday 14 December) to Glentworth Close, Oswestry, and crews from Ellesmere and Oswestry attended alongside an appliance from North Wales Fire Service.

On arrival crews saw flames and smoke issuing from the building. Six firefighters wore breathing apparatus to enter the property where they located a man, believed to be in his 50s and a woman, believed to be in her 80s. They were both rescued from the home by crews who then began administering life support alongside the ambulance service. Unfortunately, despite the emergency service’s best efforts the man was pronounced deceased at the scene and the woman was taken to hospital by ambulance, but died shortly after.

Area Manager Adam Matthews said:

“This was an extremely tragic incident that will undoubtedly be felt throughout the community. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the man and woman’s friends and family at this extremely difficult time.

“Firefighters worked tirelessly to help the individuals involved but sadly there was nothing more they could do. Officers are still at the scene and fire investigation is now underway to determine the cause of the fire.”


14th December, 2022