The emergency services were called to a house fire overnight on Holtlands Drive in Alvaston.
The fire service received the call just after 2:30 this morning.
One man was taken to hospital where he later died. All the other people in the house were accounted for.
Firefighters left the scene just before 6.00 but will return later today to carry out further investigations.
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Further showers or longer spells of rain for many tonight, heavy at times, particularly over the hills.
Further blustery showers are likely through the night, with these heaviest and most numerous towards the west.