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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.

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.


Deadly Sheffield house fire 'severe'

The house fire that left two women and three children dead was "severe", a spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said.

He said: "Our investigators are arriving here at 9am, so we we will know more later on this morning."

The fire occurred on Wake Road, Sharrow, south of the city centre of Sheffield Credit: Google Maps

Police 'unable to confirm' Sheffield house fire source

Police are investigating the causes of a house fire in Sheffield that claimed the lives of two women and three children during the early hours of Monday morning.

Wake Road, lined with cars on each side, was cordoned off by police tape this morning. Credit: Calendar

A police spokesperson said the damaged building was believed to be a terraced house, and that "at this stage we are not able to confirm where in the house the fire broke out or if anyone else was injured".

Two women and three children dead in Sheffield fire

South Yorkshire Fire Service have issued a statement about the house fire in Sheffield which has claimed the lives of five people, including three children.

Five people have sadly died following a serious house fire on Wake Road, Sharrow, Sheffield. The people who died are believed to be two adult females and three young children.

Four fire engines- from Central, Rivelin, Lowedges and Mansfield Road stations- plus an aerial ladder platform dealt with the incident alongside the police and ambulance services, after a 999 call was received at around 12.15am. An investigation has commenced, involving police and fire officers, to establish the cause of the fire.

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