Woman dies in home blaze

Fire on Queen Street Terrace Somercotes
Fire on Queen Street Terrace Somercotes

A WOMAN was killed in a house fire in Somercotes on Monday.

The victim, believed to be in her 20s, was found in the burned-out bedroom of a terraced house on Queen Street in Somercotes and pronounced dead at the scene.

Firefighters from Alfreton and Ripley were called out to tackle the blaze, which started on the first floor of the house shortly before 4pm.

The body was discovered while firefighters carried out a search and rescue of the property.

A joint investigation between fire officers and police has begun.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0345 123 3333.