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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.
South Yorkshire police have named the two-year-old girl who died after a house fire in Doncaster.
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.
The godmother and a family friend of the little girl who died in the Conisbrough fire have been left devastated by her death.
Family and friends have been arriving throughout the morning to lay flowers close to the house where a two-year-old girl died in a fire. Three other children escaped injury from the blaze at Don Street atConisbrough in South Yorkshire.
Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a blaze which led to the death of a two-year-old girl. Four other children escaped the fire at a terraced house in Don Street at Conisbrough in SouthYorkshire, at around 8 o clock last night.
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.
"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."
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 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.
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.
Five children including a toddler and a baby have been involved in a serious house fire In Conisbrough outside Doncaster. The blaze on Don Street is believed to have started in a bedroom in the last couple of hours.
The situation is still ongoing with emergency crews at the scene. The condition of the children is not yet known.