Tuesday 22 October 2019

Boy (6) dies following house fire in England

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Caitlin Do

A six-year-old boy has died in a house fire in Derbyshire, police have said.

The emergency services were called to an address in Ilkeston on Friday evening, following reports of a blaze.

Derbyshire Constabulary said in a statement on Saturday: "We were called by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue to reports of a fire at a house in Shaw Street West, Ilkeston, at 10:40pm last night (26 October)

"Firefighters entered the property and found a six-year-old boy with serious injuries.

"The boy was taken to Queen's Medical Centre by ambulance, however, he was pronounced dead a short time later.

"Enquiries as to the cause of the fire are ongoing and a joint police and fire investigation will take place today."

Anybody with any information about the incident is encouraged to contact Derbyshire Constabulary, with reference 18*516997.

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