Cause of Derbyshire house fire in which six-year-old boy died is revealed

The cause of a house fire in Derbyshire which claimed the life of a six-year-old boy has been revealed.

Thursday, 1st November 2018, 1:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st November 2018, 2:58 pm
Riley Jake Jackson
Riley Jake Jackson

Firefighters were called to a house fire on Shaw Street West in Ilkeston at 10.39pm on Friday (October 26).

Six-year-old boy killed in Derbyshire house fire was "superhero"Six-year-old Riley Jake Jackson was found with serious injuries and taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham but sadly later died.

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Riley Jake Jackson

A joint police and fire investigation to establish the cause of the fire has now determined that the most probable cause was a lamp coming into contact with combustible materials.

Floral tributes have been left at the scene