Inquest opens into three-year-old's house fire death

A mother has suffered a double tragedy - her little girl was killed in a house fire exactly a year to the day after her baby son died from cot death.

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Carmarthen fire death: Family pays tribute to three-year-old Angel Jade Keogh

Angel Jade Keogh died in the fire at her home in Carmarthen on Sunday Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

"Our beautiful princess will be in our hearts and memories forever" said her family.

Her mother Alice Smith, 24, has now been released from hospital.

Double death tragedy for Carmarthen fire family

Angel died following a house fire a year after her brother died. Credit: Wales News Service

A mother has suffered a double tragedy - her little girl was killed in a house fire exactly a year to the day after her baby son died from cot death. Little Angel Jade Smith, three, died after a horrific blaze tore through her family home in Carmarthen.

The tragedy happened a year to the day that her baby brother Jake was found dead from suspected cot death at six months. Mum Alice Smith, 24, is in a serious condition in hospital after being rescued by firemen from the burning house on Sunday.

The blaze broke out on Sunday at the house in Carmarthen. Credit: Wales News Service

Family friend Lisa Naether said, "We were in total shock when we heard, especially as it was the anniversary of her baby brother's death." Neighbours called 999 after spotting black smoke billowing from the family home.

Firefighters arrived at the terraced house were they found Angel and mum Alice trapped inside although her father had escaped by jumping from a window.

Friends helped raise £300 for a headstone following Jake's death in June last year.

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Girl, 3, dies after Carmarthen house fire

Dyfed Powys Police say a three-year-old girl has died after a house fire in Carmarthen yesterday evening.

Her mother - a woman in her twenties - remains in hospital in a critical condition.

The scene of the fire

The girl's father is also in hospital.

The cause of the fire has not yet been established.

Woman and child in serious condition after house fire

A woman and a child are in a serious condition after a house fire in Carmarthen. Police officers are currently investigating what caused the blaze at Bryn y Gorwel yesterday evening. Fire officers were joined by police and paramedics at the scene at around 6.15pm.

A woman in her twenties was taken to Morriston hospital, whilst the child was sent to Glangwili. A man also needed hospital treatment. Dyfed-Powys police say next of kin and family are being supported by officers.

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