Man in his 40s dies in West Hallam house fire

Published on: Monday, 7th August 2023
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A man in his 40s has died following a serious fire in a property in West Hallam.

A crew from Ilkeston attended the scene on Hampton Close at around 5:20am on Monday morning (7th August), joined by those from outlying stations in Heanor, Nottingham Road and Ascot Drive in Derby.

On arrival, firefighters were met by a well-developed fire in a first floor bedroom of the detached property.  One female in her 70s had managed to escape but the man was declared dead at the scene.

Group manager David Diggins said:"It is devastating to hear that a man has lost his life following a fire in a house near Ilkeston.  The thoughts and sympathy of everyone at Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service are offered to the family and friends of the deceased at this distressing time.

"I am sure that everyone reading this sad news will be concerned about their own fire safety. Tragically, there weren't any smoke alarms fitted in the property, so I would urge everyone to check that they have smoke alarms fitted on every level of their home and ensure they are tested every week.

You can find more information about keeping safe from the risk of fire in the home on our website where you also find information about smoke alarms"

A joint police and fire investigation into the cause of the fire began later on Monday.

Fire Safety Advice and Reassurance:
Firefighters and Community Safety Officers will be in the local area on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8th and 9th August to provide fire safety advice and reassurance following the fire. They will be visiting Hampton Close, Sunninghill Avenue and Caversham Way.  For more fire safety advice and information, visit

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