Girl, 2, killed and four other children rescued in house fire horror

  • The blaze broke out in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, yesterday evening
  • Toddler was rescued from bedroom window, but later died from her injuries
  • Four other children, including a baby, believed to have been in the house
  • Police have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire

By Sophie Jane Evans

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A two-year-old girl has died and up to four children have been rescued in a house fire.

Two fire crews were called to the blaze in Conisbrough, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, just before 8pm yesterday after a neighbour raised the alarm.

The toddler was rescued from a bedroom window and taken to hospital, but later died from her injuries.

Tragic

Tragic: A two-year-old girl was killed in the blaze in Consibrough, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, yesterday

A team of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze in Don Street, which is believed to have started in an upstairs bedroom.

Five children, including a baby, are thought to have been in the house when the fire broke out.

 

South Yorkshire Police say no one else was injured.

A spokesman said: 'A two-year-old girl was taken to hospital where sadly she died from her injuries.

Rescue

Rescue: The toddler was rescued from a bedroom window by firefighters and taken to hospital, but later died from her injuries. Above, the windows of the house have been left open following the horror blaze

'Police believe that no one else was injured during the incident and inquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances around the fire.'

A number of people have been spotted leaving floral tributes at the scene this morning.

A statement from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said two crews were dispatched to the scene.

Scene

Scene: Four other children are believed to have been rescued from the fire in Don Street (pictured)

'A team of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and located the fire in an upstairs bedroom,' it said.

'A young child was rescued from the bedroom but sadly died.'

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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