Three people rescued after house partially collapses in Chesterfield
Firefighters rescued three people after a house partially collapsed in Chesterfield, it has emerged.
Emergency services received reports that a two-storey terraced property had partially collapsed on St Helen’s Street at 5.30pm on Monday.
A Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “The property suffered structural damage, trapping two females and one male occupant inside.
“All three occupants were rescued by crews and handed into the care of East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART).
“Derbyshire police were in attendance to liaise with emergency planning to ensure residents’ safety and well-being, and also put a road closure in place to ensure public safety.
“Derbyshire Building Control Partnership and gas and electricity boards were also in attendance.
“The scene has now been cordoned off for public safety and handed to the police.
“A joint police and fire investigation will take place once the building is safe to do so.”
A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesperson added: “Parts of St Helen’s Street and Higher Albert Street remain closed due to structural issues with a building.
“We remain at the scene, supporting our colleagues at Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, while investigations are carried out.
“Work is ongoing to make sure the property and neighbouring homes are safe alongside Derbyshire Building Control Partnership and utility companies.
“Three people were rescued from the building by fire crews.
“A man was taken to hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service following care by the HART Team.
“It’s not thought his injuries are serious.
“We also liaised with Derbyshire County Council’s emergency planning team to ensure residents’ safety and well-being.
“Please continue to avoid the area.”