New Year’s Eve fire

Fire crews were called to a blaze in a house in Heanor on New Year’s Eve.

The alarm was raised at 9.10am as crews from Ilkeston and Heanor were called to a fire on the first floor of a house on Saxton Avenue.

Two people had fled the house before crews arrived. Four firefighters used breathing apparatus to extinguish the flames. Police were informed and a fire investigation was carried out.