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Mizzy the bull mastiff has lost two stone in weight and Prince the cat has lost centimetres from his waist.
Investigators have narrowed down the location of faulty electrics which sparked a fatal house fire in Derbyshire last week.
Experts say the wiring which caused the blaze was situated between the ground and first floor of the house in North Wingfield.
Two young boys, their mother and a family friend were all killed in the fire, which happened on November 20.
A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service said:
We would once again like to convey our thoughts and sympathy to the families of the deceased at this very distressing time.
Faulty electrical wiring was to blame for a blaze which ripped through a Derbyshire home, killing four people, investigators said today.
Two boys, 12-year-old Jordan Green, and Tyler Green, 9, died in hospital following the fire.
Their mother, 32-year-old Josie Leighton, and her friend Claire James, 27, both died at the scene.
An investigation was launched by Derbyshire Police and Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service after the fire, which spread through the home in North Wingfield on November 20.
It has now been concluded, with experts saying it was an accidental fire.
The A6096 Dale Road in Spondon, Derbyshire, is closed in both directions due to a fire at a hay barn nearby.
Around 300 tonnes of hay caught fire at the barn, in Huntley Avenue, overnight. A lorry is also involved in the incident.
Closures are likely to be in place for most of the morning.
Police have identified the body found in Derbyshire’s Goyt Valley as that of missing officer, Tim Frohwein, and also confirmed the body was found by family friends.
The family of the inspector had organised and co-ordinated searches in areas of the Derbyshire peaks not yet covered by police or Mountain Rescue in their structured approach.
Police have recognised the efforts of the volunteers, after the body was found on the Grouse Moor by two friends of the family, who immediately notified nearby police officers.
The Derbyshire Constabulary have offered their condolences to the family.
The Reverend Colin Cooper, who led the memorial service for the four victims of a house fire in North Wingfield near Chesterfield, says the community is understandably grieving over the tragedy.
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.
Police have formally identified the body found in the Goyt Valley in Derbyshire as missing policeman, Tim Frohwein.
The 48-year-old went missing from his Buxton home last Sunday, and police yesterday found the body in the location where the officer was believed to have gone walking.
A church service is taking place this afternoon for the four people who died in a house fire in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, last Wednesday.
Two boys, 12-year-old Jordan Green, and Tyler Green, 9, died in hospital following the fire. Their mother, 32-year-old Josie Leighton, and Claire James, 27, both died at the scene.
The service is about to start at St Lawrence's Church in the village.