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Toddler dies in Conisbrough fire

A two year old girl has died after fire broke out in a house in Don Street, Conisbrough. Four other children were rescued.

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Family pays tribute to fire victim

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.

She said: “Libby-Jayne was a perfect little girl, always smiling and happy. She was loved by all of her family, her mum, brother, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

“She was our world. As a family we want to thank our friends and neighbours for their support at this time.

“We ask as a family to be left alone at this time as we try and cope with our loss.”

– Kelly Hambrey, Libby-Jane's mother

Libby-Jayne’s father said his daughter would be sorely missed.

He said: “She was always full of life and fun, with bright hair and bright eyes.

“Before Libby was born I felt something was missing in my life and after she was born I knew that I had found what was missing, it was Libby. My life with Libby was brilliant, but now there is something missing again.

“I have been told of the bravery of the police and fire service who tried to rescue my daughter and I want to thank them sincerely from the bottom of my heart for their efforts.

“I ask at this time that my family and I be left to grieve and try to come to terms with this terrible loss.”

– Neil Hornsby, Libby-Jane's father

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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