Updated: Apr 11, 2019
Police have confirmed that a Man and woman have died in a House fire in Kirby Muxloe in the early hours of this morning.
Police Statement released.
“We were called at 3.30am this morning (Friday 5 April) by the fire service reporting their attendance at a house fire in Church Road in Kirby Muxloe.
Officers and the ambulance service attended the scene.
A woman and a man were pronounced dead at the scene.
Formal identification of the deceased has not yet taken place.
A cordon is in place at the address and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire is continuing.”
Fire investigations are ongoing and the road remains cordoned off this morning.
Updated News 16:00 05/04/19
Fire service are still investigating cause of the fire.
Wayne Gale from Leicestershire Fire Service Gives Interview on the Fatal House fire in Kirby Muxloe in the early hours of this morning.
(We apologise for part of the audio on the interview this was due to interference on our radio mic)
Fatal House Fire in Kirby Muxloe
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 03:29 this morning (Friday 5 April) to a property fire in Church Road, Kirby Muxloe.
Fire appliances from Leicester’s Southern, Western, and Central Fire Stations, as well as the Command Support Vehicle and the Aerial Ladder Platform attended the incident and were supported by Leicestershire Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service.
The incident was dealt with quickly by firefighters, however, two occupants of the property were located and sadly pronounced dead at the scene. This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts are with the family, friends and acquaintances of the deceased.
The cause of the fire is being jointly investigated by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Leicestershire Police.
Further information will be released once we have concluded our investigations.
A wide range of tips on how to keep yourself and your home safe from fire are available on Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Services website which can be found by visiting leics-fire.gov.uk.
LFRS Wayne Gale - Press interview
Updated News 11/04/19
Couple named after Fatal House Fire in Kirby Muxloe. The Cause of the fire was an electrical fault in the Fusebox.
Malcolm George Noakes 89, and his wife Margaret Ann Noakes 86, sadly died in the fire which took hold in their home in the early hours of last Friday.
HM Coroner will be conducting post mortem examinations over the next coming days.
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