Derbyshire Police has confirmed four people have died in a house fire on Williamthorpe Road in North Wingfield near Chesterfield.
Emergency services were called to the scene around five o'clock this morning. The death of two adults and two children has been confirmed while a third child is being treated in hospital for minor injuries.
A joint investigation by Derbyshire Police and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service will be carried out. Williamsthorpe Road remains closed with local diversions in place.
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