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Fire which killed 6-year-old Derbyshire boy 'probably caused by lamp'

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue say a lamp was the "most probable cause" of a house fire which tragically killed a six-year-old boy in Ilkeston.

At 10:39pm on Friday 26 October 2018, Firefighters were called to attend a house fire on Shaw Street West.

Tragically six year old Riley Jake Jackson lost his life as a result of the blaze.

A joint police and fire investigation to establish the cause of the fire has determined that the most probable cause was a lamp coming into contact with combustible materials.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said: "The thoughts and sympathy of the Service remain with Riley, his family and his friends.

"Firefighters and Community Safety Officers have been in the Shaw Street West/East area of Ilkeston since Monday, providing support, fire safety advice, information and reassurance to the local community.

"A Fire Control Unit ‘visitor centre’ was situated on the corner of Shaw Street East and Greenwood Avenue."


 

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