Children Killed In Fire

November 20, 2013 by  

Children Killed In Fire, Four people, including two children, have been killed in a house fire in north Derbyshire.

A joint police and fire service investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze at the property in North Wingfield, near Chesterfield, at around 5am today.

A third child is being treated in hospital for minor injuries, a spokesman for Derbyshire Police confirmed.

‘Two adults and two children have died as a result of the fire,’ they said.

‘Williamthorpe Road will be closed for several hours and local diversions are in operation.

Sandra Rhodes, 60, of Williamthorpe Road, told the Derbyshire Times: ‘It is awful. It is terrible that something like this should happen on your own street. It makes you worry about what the exact cause is.’

Another resident, Sandra Wilson, told them: ‘It leaves me very worried to think that someone might have done this deliberately.’

Firefighters were called to a property in North Wingfield in Derbyshire (Picture: Google)
Marjorie Marples, who lives on the road, added: ‘My heart goes out to the family of those who have died and to those people who were dear to them. It must be awful.

‘I did not hear the sirens but my son-in-law and daughter-in-law couldn’t get to work easily because of the cordoned off area and I didn’t know what had happened.’

A statement from the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘We received a call to attend a house fire on Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield, Chesterfield.

‘Fire crews from Clay Cross, Chesterfield and Staveley attended the fire, with the first crew arriving at the scene at 05.06 hours.

‘A joint fire investigation is currently underway in conjunction with Derbyshire Police and further details will be released in due course.’

Anyone with information which could assist the inquiry into the fire is asked to contact Derbyshire Constabulary on 101.

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