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Family who died in house fire named locally

The family who died in a house fire in the early hours of this morning (Monday April, 2014) in Sheffield have been named locally.

They were grandmother, Shabbina Begum who was 54, her 20-year-old daughter Anum Parwaiz Kayani, nine-year-old Adhyan Parwaiz Kayani and 7-year-old Amaan Parwaiz Kayani. The nine week old baby who also died has not been named.

An investigation into what caused the fire at Wake Road in the Sharrow area of the city continues.

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Relatives arrive at scene of fatal house fire

Ishfaq Hussain Kayani (right) and other family members arrive at scene of fatal house fire Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Relatives of the five people who died when fire broke out at a house in Sheffield have been arriving at the scene. A grandmother, aunt and three children died in the fire on Wake Road in Sharrow.

Cousin Ishfaq Kayani, said the children's grandmother went back into the house in an attempt to save them.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the fire began shortly after midnight on Wake Road. Four fire engines were called to the scene and an aerial ladder was used to fight the fire. Police and ambulance services also went to the house after receiving emergency calls. The road remains closed.

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'Worst thing I have ever seen in my life', says neighbour

Two neighbours who live near the scene of a house fire in Sharrow, Sheffield which claimed the lives of five people have been talking to ITV reporter Adam Fowler about what they saw.

One said the scene was "horrible" and "probably the worst thing I've ever seen in my life".

Two women aged 54 and 20 and three children including a nine week old baby died in the fire.

9-week-old baby among five killed in house fire

A nine-week-old baby was one of five people killed in a house fire in Sheffield, along with two women and two other children.

The Sheffield house that caught fire
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the fire began shortly after midnight. Credit: PA

A cousin of one of the women said the other two children were aged nine and seven.

He said the two women who died were his 54-year-old cousin and her 20-year-old daughter - the children's aunt.

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House fire victim's cousin: they were a 'lovely' family

The cousin of one of the women who died in a house fire in Sharrow in Sheffield has said the whole community is in shock.

"They were such a lovely family, highly respected. Quite an industrious family who had everything going. This tragedy has struck and we have to try our level best to pull through this."

– House fire victim's cousin

Firefighters: 'Thoughts and prayers' with families

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has tweeted its "thoughts and prayers" for the families of the five people, including three children, who lost their lives in a house fire in Sheffield.

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Shocking news of the five people who lost their lives in a Sheffield house fire overnight. Thoughts and prayers with the families. @syfr

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