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Fatal House Fire

At 10.39pm on Friday 26 October 2018 Firefighters were called to attend a house fire on Shaw Street West, Ilkeston.

Three fire crews from Ilkeston and Stapleford attended the fire.

Firefighters using breathing apparatus and hose real jets entered the property and rescued a 6 year old boy, performing CPR until the arrival of paramedics. The boy was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre but was tragically pronounced deceased.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service would like to extend its thoughts and sympathy to the family and friends of the boy at this distressing time.

A joint police and fire investigation into the cause of the fire is due to commence at 10am today.

No further information is available at this time.

Press Release (pdf 232.64 KB)