Three generations killed in fire

Three generations of the same family have died in a suspected arson attack in south Wales. Firefighters found the bodies at a property in south Wales. A man has been arrested.

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Man held over Gwent fire was boyfriend of teenage mum

The boyfriend of a teenaged mother who died in a blaze which claimed the lives of three generations of one family was being held by police tonight.

Kim Buckley, 46, daughter Kayleigh, 17, and six-month-old Kimberley died when fire ripped through their home in Cwmbran, south Wales, early this morning.

Kayleigh had recently given birth to twin daughters and was still coming to terms with the tragedy of losing one shortly after birth.

Carl Mills, 27, the father of the twins, was named locally today as the boyfriend arrested by police on suspicion of murder.

Neighbour of Gwent fire victims: 'I just wanted to cry'

Tania Brown said the neighbourhood was 'devastated' by the fire deaths. Credit: ITV Wales

Neighbours of the victims of the house fire in Cwmbran, Gwent, have spoken of their shock at the deaths.

Tania Brown, a friend of the Buckley family, told ITV Wales she "just wanted to cry" when she learned.

The victims were earlier named as 46-year-old Kim Buckley, her 17-year-old daughter Kayleigh Buckley and her six-month-old grand-daughter Kimberley Buckley.

Police have paid tribute to two residents who "valiantly and bravely" attempted to rescue them, but were forced back by the flames.

Chief Inspector Steve Corcoran described the fire as a "tragic and horrendous incident."

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Neighbour: Gwent house fire 'absolutely horrific'

I heard banging and screaming at about 3am. It could well have been somebody trying to force their way in or out of the burning house. I would have tried to help if I'd gone out there, but I didn't know.

I thought the banging was coming from the nearby primary school. They're doing work there and I just thought they were continuing through the night. I thought the screaming might have been young people in the street.

It was only when I got up this morning that I heard what happened but I didn't realise it was so close.

I saw all the ambulances outside and the house was still smoking. It is terrible, absolutely horrific.

– Neighbour Sandra Gough, 64

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Police hunt for witnesses after Gwent house fire deaths

Gwent Police are searching for witnesses after three people, including a child, died in a house fire in Cwmbran, South Wales.

Police received a call at approximately 3.30 this morning from the Fire Service who were attending a fire at an address in Tillsland, Coed Eva, Cwmbran.

Three people have been confirmed deceased inside the address: two adults and one infant.

Fire Service and Gwent Police forensic investigations will begin this morning and officers will also be conducting house to house enquiries in the area.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and is currently in custody.

– Statement from Gwent Police

Anyone with information about the incident or who may have witnessed something suspicious at the address leading up to the fire are being urged to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Child and two adults killed in Gwent house fire

Two adults and an infant were killed in a house fire today in the Welsh town of Cwmbran, Gwent Police have said.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson.

In a statement, Gwent Police said forensic investigations will begin this morning, adding that officers will also be conducting house to house enquiries in the area.

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