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Five-year-old boy dies following house fire which killed eight-year-old girl and woman

  • Police have confirmed this morning that a five-year-old boy has also died following the fire yesterday morning, which claimed the lives of an eight-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman.
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Emergency services were called at around 7am on Saturday 15 December 2018 to reports of a house fire in Woodhill Road, Collingham, north of Newark.

This morning, Nottinghamshire Police released a new statement.

Tragically a boy, five, who was rescued from the house and taken to hospital has died. This follows the news that a girl aged eight and a woman aged 33 died following the incident.

– Area Chief Constable Rich Stapleford

A 34-year-old man remains in hospital in a serious condition.

All the casualties were members of the same family.

A joint Fire and Police investigation is taking place to establish the cause of the fire.

Collingham is a very close knit community and this includes some of the fire crews who responded. I know this news will hit the village very hard indeed.

I speak on behalf of all the emergency services who were in attendance when I say our thoughts are with the victims, their families, friends and the community of Collingham at this difficult time.

– AREA CHIEF CONSTABLE RICH STAPLEFORD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE POLICE

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