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Firefighters tackle early hours loft blaze in Ilkeston

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue attended a loft fire at a residential property on Cotmanhay Road, Ilkeston early this morning.

Crews were called out at 12.31am on Monday (February 7) and quickly extinguished the loft blaze and prevented it spreading to a neighbouring property.

Firefighters from two appliances used breathing apparatus to enter the property and ensure the fire was contained..

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue tweeted: “00:31 #Ilkeston_White @OnDfrs @ @FireHeanor at a in loft space of a domestic property fire on Cotmanhay Road #Ilkeston

“#FireFighters wearing #BA used #HRJS to extinguish the Neighbouring property checked for fire spread, crews worked to remove loading from loft space..”

People are reminded to dial 999 in an emergency, or otherwise contact Derbyshire Fire and Rescue via the brigade website.

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