Boy, six, dies after suffering serious injuries in house fire

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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.

The child was given CPR by emergency services at the scene, but later died in hospital.

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.

Boy dies in a house fire
Police and firefighters at the scene on Shaw Street West in Ilkeston (Josh Payne/PA)

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

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 10.39pm on Friday 26 October 2018 Firefighters were called to attend a house fire on Shaw Street West, Ilkeston.

“Three fire crews from Ilkeston and Stapleford attended the fire.

“Firefighters using breathing apparatus and hose real jets entered the property and rescued a six-year-old boy, performing CPR until the arrival of paramedics. The boy was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre but was tragically pronounced deceased.

“Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service would like to extend its thoughts and sympathy to the family and friends of the boy at this distressing time.”

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

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