Cause of Ilkeston house fire in which six-year-old boy died is revealed

The cause of a house fire in Ilkeston which claimed the life of a six-year-old boy has been revealed.

Firefighters were called to a house fire on Shaw Street West at 10.39pm on Friday (October 26).

Riley Jake Jackson

Riley Jake Jackson

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Six-year-old Riley Jake Jackson was found with serious injuries and taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham but sadly later died.

Floral tributes left at scene of Ilkeston house fire which claimed the life of six-year-old boy
A joint police and fire investigation to establish the cause of the fire has now determined that the most probable cause was a lamp coming into contact with combustible materials.

Firefighters and Community Safety Officers have been in the Shaw Street West/East area of Ilkeston since Monday, providing support, fire safety advice, information and reassurance to the local community.

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A Fire Control Unit ‘visitor centre’ was situated on the corner of Shaw Street East and Greenwood Avenue.

Floral tributes have been left at the scene

Floral tributes have been left at the scene