Electrical fault caused fire

An electrical fault has been established as the cause of a house fire which killed four people in Chesterfield.

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Electrical fault caused Chesterfield fire

A house fire which killed two women and two young brothers is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault, a fire service investigation has found.

Derbyshire Police confirmed last week that the blaze in North Wingfield, near Chesterfield, which broke out in the early hours of November 20, was not being treated as suspicious.

Jordan Green, 12, and his nine-year-old brother Tyler died with their mother Josie Leighton, 32, and her friend Claire James, 27, in the fire in Williamthorpe Road.


Service held for house fire victims

Book of condolence opened at today's service

A memorial service has been held in the church of four people who died in a house fire near Chesterfield.

Mourners gathered to pay their respects and a book of condolence was opened for locals to offer support to the relatives.

Josie Leighton, 32, and her sons Tyler, nine, and Jordan Green, 12, were killed in the fire at a house in North Wingfield along with Claire James, 27.

Church service for fire victims

A memorial service will be held today for the victims of a house fire in Chesterfield last week.

Josie Leighton and her sons Tyler and Jordan Green were killed along with Claire James in the fire at a house in North Wingfield.

A minute's silence was observed at Chesterfield's 2-0 win over Wycombe yesterday and today a memorial service will take place from 2.30pm at the victims' local church, St Lawrence's.

Report: Tributes to victims of Chesterfield house fire

A grandmother whose daughter and two grandsons sons were killed in a house fire near Chesterfield says the family is devastated by what has happened.

Josie Leighton and her sons Tyler and Jordan Green were killed in the fire at a house in North Wingfield along with Claire James.

Today Josie's mother, Lynn, said they will all be greatly missed. The local parish church has opened a book of condolence for those who want to pay their own tributes.

Fiona Dwyer reports.

Police not treating house fire as suspicious

Police investigating a fire at a house in North Wingfield in which four people died have said they do not believe it to be suspicious.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 5am yesterday.

Claire James, Josie Leighton, and her two sons Tyler Green and Jordan Green died following the fire.

Post mortem examinations were carried out today and revealed all four died from smoke inhalation. Investigations into the exact cause of the fire are continuing.


MP: Chesterfield fire a "tragedy"

The MP for North East Derbyshire has spoken about the fire in Chesterfield which killed four people on Wednesday morning.

Natascha Engel (Labour) called the fire a "tragedy":

North Wingfield is a very close-knit community and everybody feels the devastation, tragedy and shock of this. I know they will be giving all the support possible to the families and the little girl

– Natascha Engel MP, North East Derbyshire

Four killed in Chesterfield fire will be "greatly missed"

A grandmother whose daughter and two grandsons were killed in a house fire in North Wingfield has paid tribute to them.

Lynn Leighton has issued a statement following the death of her daughter Josie Leighton and her grandsons Tyler Green and Jordan Green.

They were killed along with 27 year-old Claire James in the fire at a house on Williamthorpe Road on Wednesday morning.

Lynn said:

Josie was a lovely, loving daughter who had lots of friends.

Tyler was always happy. He loved life, he loved school and was always full of beans.

Jordan was a real character. He loved his family, especially his grandma and always had lots of friends.

They will all be greatly missed.

We are devastated by what has happened and we ask for privacy at this time to allow the whole family to grieve.

– Lynn Leighton

Investigations by police and the fire service into the cause of the fire continue today.

Post mortem examinations are also taking place to establish the cause of death.

Schools pay tribute to children killed in Chesterfield fire

The schools of the two children killed in a house fire in North Wingfield on Wednesday morning have paid tribute to them:

We were saddened to hear the news of Jordan’s death and our thoughts are with his friends and family.

“Jordan had only been with us since September, but in that short time was making good progress. He was well liked by fellow pupils and staff and always had a big smile on his face. He enjoyed all the activities, and loved being part of a team. He was funny and sociable. We will all miss him

– Val Fisher, Headteacher, North East Derbyshire Support Centre

Everyone at our school is saddened by the news and our thoughts at this time are with the families directly affected by this tragedy.

Tyler was a valued member of our school community and we will all miss him. He was a quiet thoughtful, considerate boy who was polite and helpful. He had many good friends in school and in the community and this makes it all the more difficult to hear this news.

Already the school community is committed to the idea that there will be a lasting and durable memorial to him.

– North Wingfield Primary School

Flowers left at Wingfield fire

Floral tributes left outside the house where four people died Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Postmortem examinations are taking place on four people, including two children, killed on a fire at a terraced house at North Wingfield, on Wednesday morning.Many floral tributes have been left outside the house.

Police say the cause of the blaze still has not yet been determined.

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