Council gives update after house partially collapses in Chesterfield

The remaining structure of a house which partially collapsed in Chesterfied this week has been declared safe.

Friday, 27th August 2021, 8:31 am

Emergency services were called to the major incident on St Helen’s Street on Monday.

Firefighters rescued three people – two females and a male – who were trapped inside the building.

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The house which partially collapsed in Chesterfield.

The man was taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be serious, according to police.

An investigation by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has concluded an ‘accidental explosion due to a portable gas canister’ was the ‘most likely’ cause of the partial collapse of the property.

On Friday, a spokesperson for Chesterfield Borough Council said: “Our contractors carried out emergency work to ensure the remaining structure of the building is safe.

“We worked with Derbyshire County Council to put a temporary road closure in place so that scaffolding could be put up to facilitate this work.

“The road was reopened on Wednesday.”

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