A 69-year-old man has died in a house fire near Alfreton.
He was rescued from the property on Pilsley Road, Morton, at around 8.45pm on Wednesday.
Firefighters battled in vain to save the 69-year-old but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The family’s pet dog survived the fire.
A joint investigation into the fatal blaze involving Derbyshire Fire and Rescue and Derbyshire police will get underway this morning.
A fire spokesman said: “Our thoughts and sympathy are extended to the family and friends of the deceased at this sad and distressing time.”