Pensioner (84) dies following bungalow fire in Linden Way, Pennington
AN elderly man died as firefighters battled a blaze which broke out at a Pennington home last night (Monday).
The alarm was raised shortly before 7.30pm and emergency crews were sent to Linden Way, where flames were engulfing the bungalow.
Firefighters rescued the man from the property and gave him emergency care before he was handed over to paramedics.
However, the 84-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance was among the medical units that responded to the incident, landing on the nearby Pennington Recreation Ground.
Fire crews from Lymington, Brockenhurst, Beaulieu, New Milton and St Mary’s spent about two-and-a-half hours bringing the blaze under control.
A Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said its investigators was due to return to the property today.
A Hampshire police spokesperson said: “We were called to an address on Linden Way in Pennington at 7.29pm yesterday evening (11th October) following reports of a sudden death of an 84-year-old man.
“His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers at this time.
“His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”