A man has died after being rescued from a house fire in Alvaston, Derby
UPDATED 12.24: Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has released the following statement:
"At 02.39 hours on Sunday, January 20, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to a house fire on Holtlands Drive, Alvaston.
"Firefighters from Ascot Drive, Nottingham Road, Kingsway and Ilkeston attended the scene.
"A 50-year-old male was rescued from the fire and taken to the Derby Royal Hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service, but sadly pronounced dead on arrival.
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"Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service would like to express our sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased.
"A joint investigation with Derbyshire Constabulary is currently under-way to establish the cause.
"Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is currently campaigning to ensure domestic sprinklers are fitted into all new homes and retro fitted where possible.
"Whilst a working smoke alarm gives essential early warning of a fire, a sprinkler system will actually fight the fire and will help to reduce its spread."
AS many as 20 fire fighters attended the scene of a fatal house fire in Holtlands Drive, in the early hours of this morning.
They rescued the 50-year-old man from his bathroom and he was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital and later died.
Crews were in attendance at the scene for around five hours.
A fire investigation is now taking place and updates will follow.