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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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.