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Fatal House Fire, Ilkeston. Fire Investigation - Update

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

Tragically a six year old boy lost his life as a result of this devastating fire.

A joint police and fire investigation to establish the cause of the fire continues, however at this stage the fire is not being treated as deliberate or malicious.

The thoughts and sympathy of the Service remain with the young boy, his family and his friends. 

Over the coming week Firefighters and Community Safety Officers will be in the Shaw Street West/East area of Ilkeston, providing support, fire safety advice, information and reassurance to the local community.  From Monday morning, a fire control unit ‘visitor centre’ will be situated on the corner of Shaw Street East and Greenwood Avenue. 

Anyone not from the local area can visit for more information about a safe and well check in the home.