BREAKING NEWS: Ilkeston pensioner fighting for life after fire

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A 80-year-old man is in hospital in a life-threatening condition following a fire at his home in Springfield Gardens, Ilkeston.

Crews attended the scene at 9.10pm last night after a neighbour spotted smoke coming from the house.

The man has been named locally as Brian Wheatley, who lives alone and is immobile. He is believed to originally be from Awsworth and use to be landlord at The Derby Arms.


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