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Image shows devastation after major gas explosion

Emergency crews attended the scene after reports of an explosion. Credit: ITV News Central

An image of the devastation caused to a house after a suspected gas explosion shows a huge chunk of the roof has been destroyed.

Officers believe there may have been people inside the house which is in the Riddings area of Alfreton.

Fire and ambulance crews remain on the scene after they were called to an "explosion" just after 7.30am this morning.

Fire crews attending 'major incident' in Derbyshire

Emergency services are dealing with what is reportedly a gas explosion at a house in Derbyshire.

Police say they were called to Valley View Road, in Riddings just after 7.30am this morning to reports of a house fire.

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A spokeswoman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said fire crews have not yet been able to enter the building as it is "too dangerous at present".

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Trio due in court over fire which killed three

Three men charged with murder following a fatal flat fire in Derbyshire are due to appear in court today.

Amy Smith, her daughter Ruby-Grace Gaunt, and friend Edward Green were killed in the fire

Peter Eyre, 43, and Anthony Eyre, 21, both from Sandiacre, and Simon Eyre, 24, from Long Eaton, have each been charged with three counts of murder. They are scheduled to appear at Chesterfield Magistrates Court this morning.

Teenage friends Edward Green and Amy Smith, and her six-and-a-half-month-old daughter Ruby-Grace Gaunt, died when the fire broke out at their home in Langley Mill.

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