Man dies in Sheffield house fire

The house on Poplar Avenue, Beighton, where a man died.

The house on Poplar Avenue, Beighton, where a man died.

Investigations are underway today after a man died in a house fire in a Sheffield suburb.

Two teenage neighbours battled to put out the blaze but the man - named by locals as forklift driver Richard Hobson - died as flames tore through the semi he shared with his sister and elderly mother on Poplar Avenue, Beighton.

The inferno was so intense roaring flames burst through the roof.

 

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