Man dies in Alvaston house fire

House where fire took place
Image caption Fire crews were called to the semi-detached house in Alvaston

A 76-year-old man has died following an overnight fire at a semi-detached house in Derbyshire.

Fire crews were called to Holtlands Drive in Alvaston at about 02:30 GMT on Sunday.

They said a man was taken by ambulance to the Royal Derby Hospital where he was later confirmed deceased.

The man was found in bathroom of the property, and the fire was thought to have started in a back bedroom, they said.

A spokesman said an investigation was under way with the police to establish the cause of the blaze.

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