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The parents of a two-year-old toddler who died in a house fire in Doncaster have paid tribute to her describing her as "a perfect little girl". Libby-Jayne Hornsby died in the fire at the house in Conisbrough, on Thursday. Jon Hill reports.
The parents of a two-year-old girl who died in a house fire in Doncaster say their daughter was "perfect". Libby-Jayne Hornsby died in the fire on Don Street, Conisbrough, on Thursday. Her mother, Kelly Hambrey, has released a statement.
Libby-Jayne’s father said his daughter would be sorely missed.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
A community is in shock after a two year old girl was killed when a fire tore through her home in South Yorkshire.
Firefighters managed to free Libby-Jane Hornsby from an upstairs bedroom but she died later in hospital. Three other youngsters were rescued from the house in Conisbrough which was not fitted with a smoke alarm.
A young child has died following a house fire, South Yorkshire Fire Service has confirmed.
Fire crews were called to the incident in Conisbrough at 7.47pm on Thursday evening.
A team of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and located the fire in an upstairs bedroom.
The child was rescued from the bedroom but sadly died, a statement said.
ITV Calendar reports that four other children were involved but their condition is not yet known.
A full investigation into the cause of the fire will commence later today.
A full investigation will begin today into the cause of a house fire that left a two-year-old girl dead, the South Yorkshire Fire Service said.
"A team of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and located the fire in an upstairs bedroom, the fire service said in a statement. "A young child was rescued from the bedroom but sadly died."
South Yorkshire Police said they were still investigating the cause of the house fire which killed a two-year-old girl in Doncaster last night, who has been identified as Libby-Jayne Hornsby.
Investigators found that bedding in the main bedroom on the first floor was set ablaze but area manager Steve Green said there were no working smoke alarms.
"This was a truly tragic incident and our thoughts are very much with all of those affected," he said.
"Working smoke alarms give you the extra moments to escape if a fire starts and we once again urge people to have working alarms fitted on every level of their homes."
A neighbour called the alerted emergency services to the incident which was attended by two fire crews.
South Yorkshire police have named the two-year-old girl who died after a house fire in Doncaster.
Libby-Jayne Hornsby was rescued by firefighters from a blaze in her home in Don Street, Conisbrough, near Doncaster, at about 8pm last night, but she died in hospital.
Fire investigators in South Yorkshire are trying to determine the cause of a blaze which led to the death of a two-year-old girl.
Calendar's reporter David Hirst is in Conisbrough.
The godmother and a family friend of the little girl who died in the Conisbrough fire have been left devastated by her death.