Posted: Wednesday 6 December 2023, 11:03
A joint investigation into the cause of a house fire in Heanor has concluded it to be accidental unspecified electrical with the most probable cause being electrics involved in the cultivation of cannabis.
Firefighters were called to attend the incident at a terraced house on Holbrook Street at 03.46 hours yesterday (Tuesday 5 December).
On arrival, firefighters were met by a well-developed fire on the first floor that spread to the roof, attic and adjoining property.
Seven fire crews from Heanor, Ilkeston, Ripley and Nottinghamshire’s Eastwood and Stockhill stations, supported by the Command Support Unit from Long Eaton, were in attendance at the height of the fire.
No-one was injured and all occupants of both properties had evacuated before the arrival of fire crews.
The incident was scaled down to one fire engine at 08.14 hours, with the stop message received shortly before 14.00 hours.
Derbyshire police are keen to hear from anyone who may have any information or noticed any suspicious activity in the area over the last few days or weeks.
If you can help police with their enquiries, please contact them on the details below, quoting reference 23000748968:
- Website – There are crime reporting tools on the Derbyshire Constabulary website: use the online contact form
- Facebook – send a private message to the Derbyshire Constabulary Facebook page
- Twitter – direct message the contact centre via @DerPolContact
- Phone – call 101
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity CrimeStoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting the CrimeStoppers website.