One dead after Somercotes house fire

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An investigation has started after a death in a house fire in a Derbyshire town.

The fire started on the first floor of a property on Queen Street in Somercotes at 1300 BST, a Derbyshire fire service spokesman said.

Two fire crews from Alfreton and one from Ripley tackled the fire, which was "well developed" when the emergency services arrived.

The victim of the fire has not yet been identified.

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