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Tragic Lia, 3, rescued from Salford house fire, dies in hospital

Lia Pearson, three, is the latest victim from the fire in Walkden Photo: MEN Media

A blaze at a family home in Salford has claimed a fourth child victim.

Little Lia Pearson, three, who was rescued by fire crews from the burning terraced house in Walkden early on Monday morning, has lost her fight for life.

The fire had already killed her sisters Demi, 14, and Lacie, seven, and brother Brandon, eight.

The children’s mother, Michelle, 35 remains in a drug-induced coma in hospital.

Two other teenagers in the house escaped the property.

Sandra Lever posted on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon: "Just letting everyone know they just turned life machine off on lia she has passed away peacefully my beautiful granddaughter go find your brother 2 sisters love you all so much."

Credit: Sandra Lever, Facebook

The fire broke out just before 5am on Monday morning at the terraced house in Jackson Street, Walkden.

Three hours earlier, police had attended the property to deal with a disturbance.

GMP have referred the case voluntarily to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) due to contact with the family within 24 hours of the devastating fire.

Chief Supt Wayne Miller, of Salford Police, has described the incident as ‘truly horrific’.

“This will devastate the family forever. Words cannot describe what they are going through.”

Children at Harrop Fold High in Little Hulton, where Demi was a pupil, and Bridgewater Primary, where Lacie and Brandon attended, are being given counselling and support from staff.