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The grandmother of six children who died in a house fire said they will be able to rest in peace now their former home is being demolished.
Vera Duffy, Mairead Philpott's mother, said she had wanted to see the start of the demolition process to end the tragic chapter in the family's history.
Derby City Council said the process of demolition is likely to take up to three weeks; one week to prepare the site and a further two weeks to take down both properties, beginning with the outbuildings and roofing structures.
New social housing is expected to be built on the site.
Demolition of the house in Derby where six children were killed in a house fire starts today.
The fire which killed the six children took place on 11th May 2012.
In April this year Mick Philpott, his wife Mairead, and their friend, Paul Mosley, were all found guilty of manslaughter following a seven week trial at Nottingham Crown Court.
Mick Philpott was jailed for life. Mairead Philpott and Paul Mosley were both jailed for 17 years. Both Mairead and Mosley are appealing against their sentences.
The site will be developed into new housing.