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Fatal Fire - Holtlands Drive, Alvaston

21/Jan/2013

At 02.39 hours on Sunday 20 January 2013, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to a house fire on Holtlands Drive, Alvaston.
 
Firefighters from Ascot Drive, Nottingham Road, Kingsway and Ilkeston attended the scene. 
 
A 76 year old male was rescued from the fire and taken to the Derby Royal Hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service, but sadly pronounced dead on arrival. Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service would like to express our sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased.
 
A joint investigation with Derbyshire Constabulary is currently underway to establish the cause.
 
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is currently campaigning to ensure domestic sprinklers are fitted into all new homes and retro fitted where possible.  Whilst a working smoke alarm gives essential early warning of a fire, a sprinkler system will actually fight the fire and will help to reduce its spread.

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