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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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Post mortem examinations due after fire

Investigations are continuing into what caused a house fire which killed two women and two children near Chesterfield.

Claire James, 27, and Josie Leighton, 32, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two boys, Tyler Green, 9, and Jordan Green, 12, were also in the house and were taken to Chesterfield and District Royal Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

The blaze broke out in North Wingfield early yesterday morning. A seven-year-old girl managed to escape with minor injuries. Post mortem examinations will take place today.

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