Skip to main content

We use cookies to ensure that you get the best experience whilst browsing our website. By continuing to use the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service website, you agree to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings in your browser at any time.

Link to Search

Fire Investigation - Mundy Street

A fire investigation into the cause of a fatal fire on Mundy Street, Derby has concluded that the most probable cause of the fire was accidental due to smoking materials.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to attend the property at 10.38 am on Monday 25 March, where tragically a 78 year old woman died as a result of the fire. One male was also taken to hospital for minor burns and smoke inhalation.  

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people of the following fire safety advice:

  • Make sure your cigarette is fully extinguished. Put it out, right out.
  • Never smoke whilst in bed and take extra care when you’re tired. It’s very easy to fall asleep while your cigarette is still burning.
  • Never smoke indoors when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If your lit cigarette starts a fire you may be less able to escape. 
  • Never leave lit cigarettes, cigars or pipes unattended, they can easily overbalance as they burn down.
  • Use a proper, heavy ashtray that can’t tip over easily and is made of material that won’t burn.
  • Fit smoke alarms on every level of your home and test them weekly. Working smoke alarms can give you vital early warning of a fire giving you and your family time to get out, stay out and call 999.

Press Release (pdf 325.30 KB)