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Man, 31, and woman, 65, die in huge blaze at home with neighbours evacuated

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A 31-YEAR-OLD man and a woman aged 65 have died in a huge blaze at their home – with neighbours evacuated and a probe launched.

Firefighters scrambled to the house in Chesterfield, Derbyshire at 2.44am this morning after a neighbour heard a smoke alarm.

The fire broke out on this street in Chesterfield

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The fire broke out on this street in Chesterfield

Officers attended with colleagues from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service, and assisted with road closures and scene preservation.

A woman managed to escape from the property but a 65-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were pronounced deceased at the scene.

A number of neighbouring properties were evacuated as a safety precaution and residents are staying with family and friends.

Investigations are continuing to establish the cause of the fire.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police quoting incident number 141 of 7 April using the following methods.

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