1. ITV Report

Children among four injured in 'severe' house fire

The boy is in hospital with Credit: ITV News Central

A five year-old boy has suffered "very serious" injuries after a house fire in Warwickshire.

The boy was taken to hospital after the blaze at Wentworth Road in Rugby just before 3am this morning (Thursday).

Two other children were taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital, although their injuries were "less serious".

A woman also suffered serious injuries and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Police and fire crews remain at the scene Credit: ITV News Central

Warwickshire Police are treating the fire as "suspicious" and appealing for anyone who saw anything in the area to get in touch.

Our top priority at the moment is working with the fire brigade to establish the cause of the fire.In the meantime, I would ask for anyone who was in the area at the time who saw anything suspicious or anyone with dash cam footage to get in touch with police.There will be an increased police presence in the area over the next few days as officers investigate the fire and to provide reassurance to the community.

– Detective Inspector Paul Thompson, Warwickshire Police
Fire damage at the house on Wentworth Road in Rugby Credit: ITV News Central

A paramedic officer arrived five minutes after the 999 call to find a house that had suffered significant fire damage.

The officer was quickly backed up by the other ambulance resources.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service

All three emergency services responded to the call.

The fire service says the cause of the blaze is unknown but they are working with the police to find out.

Both police and ambulance attended and supported fire crews at the incident.

One adult and three children were conveyed to hospital following the incident. The fire was quickly extinguished and the scene made secure.

The cause of the fire as yet unknown and WFRS will work in partnership with Warwickshire Police to investigate the fire with the aim of ascertaining the cause.

– Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service