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Fatal Fire - Devonshire Close, Newbold, Chesterfield

A woman has tragically died following a fire at a flat on Devonshire Close, Newbold, Chesterfield.

Firefighters from Chesterfield, Staveley, Dronfield and Clay Cross were called to attend the fire at 20.51 hours on Saturday 12 September.

On arrival crews were met with a well-developed fire in a first floor flat. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building, locating one female who was sadly pronounced dead at the scene by East Midland Ambulance Service.

The thoughts and sympathy of everyone at Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service are with the family and friends of the deceased at this distressing time.

A joint police and fire investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Anyone with information is being asked to come forward and contact Derbyshire Constabulary. You can contact them via the methods below, quoting incident 1164 of September 12;

  • Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
  • Twitter – direct message the police contact centre on @DerPolContact
  • Website – complete the online contact form
  • Phone – call on 101.