Toddler fire victim named

South Yorkshire police have named the two-year-old girl who died after a house fire in Doncaster as Libby-Jayne Hornsby.

Investigations continue into cause of Doncaster fire

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.

Police name two-year-old Doncaster fire victim

South Yorkshire police have named the two-year-old girl who died after a house fire in Doncaster.

Police have named the two-year-old victim of a house fire in Doncaster
Police have named the two-year-old victim of a house fire in Doncaster Credit: South Yorkshire Police/PA Wire

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.

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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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Two-year-old dies in South Yorkshire house fire

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

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.

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.