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Fire victim was a 'thoughtful and considerate' boy

Tyler Green was a "thoughtful and considerate" boy who was a valued member of his school community.

The nine-year-old died in the fire along with his brother Jordan as well as two other women in the blaze near Chesterfield.

Tyler Green died in a house fire alongside his 12-year-old brother Jordan. Credit: Family handout

The statement from North Wingfield Primary School read:“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."

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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.


Pictured: Victims of Derbyshire house fire

The victims of a house fire in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, have been named by police as Claire James, 27, Josie Leighton, 32, Tyler Green, 9, and Jordan Green, 12.

Claire James.

Derbyshire Police say Claire James and Josie Leighton died at the scene. The boys - Tyler and Jordan - were later pronounced dead at hospital.

Josie Leighton and nine-year-old Tyler.

A seven-year-old girl was taken to hospital following the fire, suffering from minor smoke inhalation. Police say she has since been discharged.

Jordan Green (left) and Tyler Green.

A joint investigation by the police and fire service continues.

Two women and two children killed in Derbyshire fire

Two women and two young children were killed in a house fire in north Derbyshire this morning, police have said.

A seven-year-old girl survived the blaze and was found outside the property with minor injuries consistent with smoke inhalation.

Chief inspector Rick Gooch from Derbyshire Police said it was a "tragic event" and specially trained officers are working with the affected family.

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Tributes paid to house fire victims

Tributes have been paid to the victims of the house fire in North Wingfield near Chesterfield, this morning.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of those who lost their lives in the house fire in North Wingfield this morning.

– Derbyshire County Council

We understand there has been a fire in which four people have tragically died. Our thoughts are with the family.

– Simon Dormand, Head teacher of North Wingfield Primary School


Third child in hospital after Derbyshire house fire

A third child is being treated in hospital for minor injuries after a house fire in Derbyshire which killed two adults and two children.

Police said they were called to the scene of a house fire on Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield at 5am today.

The house fire occurred in a house in North Wingfield.

Two adults and two children died as a result of the fire.

Police said a joint investigation into the cause of the fire would be carried out in conjunction with the fire service.

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Four dead in house fire

Two adults and two children have been killed in a house fire near Chesterfield in Derbyshire. The blaze broke out at 5am today at a property in Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield. A third child is currently in hospital being treated for minor injuries.

Police said a joint investigation into the cause of the fire will be carried out by the police and fire service. Williamthorpe Road will be closed for several hours and local diversions are in operation. Anyone who can help the inquiry should contact the police on 101.

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