Fire investigation launched after Pinxton house blaze

Fire fighters spent nearly two hours tackling a house blaze at Wharf Road in Pinxton on Wednesday, May 1.

Neighbours had already managed to pull the one occupant out of the home before two fire fighters from the Alfreton station tackled flames from inside using breathing backpacks at 4am.

The occupant was treated by Red Cross emergency services and was not thought to be in a serious condition.

A joint fire investigation was launched by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue and Derbyshire Constabulary as to the cause of the blaze.