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Investigation launched into house fire after toddler dies

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.

The house in Conisborough, South Yorkshire, where a two-year-old girl has died.
The house in Conisborough, South Yorkshire, where a two-year-old girl has died. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

"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."

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Girl dies in house fire

The house in Conisborough where a two-year-old died
The house in Conisborough where a two-year-old died Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A two-year-old girl has died following a house fire in South Yorkshire.

A neighbour alerted the emergency services to the blaze in Don Street, Conisbrough, near Doncaster, shortly before 8pm last night.

The toddler was rescued by firefighters from a bedroom window but died later in hospital.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: "A two-year-old girl was taken to hospital where sadly she died from her injuries.

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

A statement from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said two crews battled the fire.

"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 will begin today, it added.

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Young child killed in house fire in South Yorkshire

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.

Fire crews were called to a home in Conisbrough, near Doncaster. Credit: Google Maps

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.

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CCTV appeal after alleged assault in Rotherham

CCTV of Rotheram assault suspect
CCTV of Rotheram assault suspect Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police are appealing for information after an alleged serious assault in Rotherham town centre which left a 22 year old Conisborough man with a fractured cheekbone.

It is believed he had a disagreement with a group of four men, and an unidentified man from the group punched him in the face.

CCTV of Rotheram assault suspect
CCTV of Rotheram assault suspect Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Another man from the group allegedly also punched him, and when he fell to the ground, it is reported that a third man allegedly kicked him in the face.

Police have since arrested a 20-year-old man and a 22-year-old man , but would like to trace two other men who reportedly left the scene.

CCTV of Rotheram assault suspect
CCTV of Rotheram assault suspect Credit: South Yorkshire Police

One is described as white with short, dark brown or black hair, of medium build. He is believed to have been wearing a dark top with blue jeans. The second is described as white with very short light blond hair, of stocky build. He is believed to have been wearing a dark top with blue jeans.

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