Woman, 65, and man, 31, die in early morning Chesterfield house fire

One woman managed to escape the fire in Staunton Close. Credit: Google

Two people have died after a "serious" house fire in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Emergency services were called to the property on Staunton Close in Chesterfield at around 2.50am after a nieghbour heard the smoke alarm sounding.

One woman managed to escape from the house, but a 65-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were pronounced dead at the scene.

A number of neighbouring properties were evacuated as a safety precaution and residents are staying with family and friends.

A joint police and fire service investigation is underway to establish the cause of the fire.

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