Derby

Man, 79, dies after Derbyshire house fire

A man has died after a fire at a house in Derbyshire on Christmas Day.

The 79-year-old man was found in a smoke-filled kitchen at a house on Castle Hill in Eckington at about 21:00 GMT, a fire spokesman said.

Neighbours saw smoke coming from his house and called the emergency services.

A neighbour and the victim's son-in-law found him lying on the floor and dragged him out of the house, but were unable to resuscitate him.

Paramedics continued resuscitation attempts but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is being carried out by police and fire officials but the man's death is not being treated as suspicious.

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