Firefighters say cigarette caused fatal Derby fire
A 67-year-old man has died after a house fire in Derby.
Emergency services were called to Bradgate Court off Staunton Avenue, in Sunnyhill, at about 17:00 GMT on Wednesday.
The man was brought out of the property and taken to the Royal Derby Hospital - but later died from his injuries.
A spokesperson from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said early investigations showed the fire could have been started by a discarded cigarette.
It is believed a canister near the cigarette caught fire and exploded, the fire service spokesperson added.
Firefighters reminded smokers to make sure cigarettes were properly stubbed out and to use a deep ashtray.