• Police have paid tribute to the community for everything they've been doing to support the family and officers during their investigation into the house fire which killed four siblings in Stafford earlier this week.

Local businesses have been bringing food and drink to members of the emergency services working at the scene.

A vigil is planned tonight. People will walk from a local pub to lay flowers and light candles on Sycamore Lane.

We’re aware of the community’s wishes to come together tonight and will be present in the area to provide support and ensure that the ongoing investigation scene remains protected.

Chief Inspector Gemma Ward, Staffordshire Police

Firefighters are visiting homes in the area offering support and advice on fire safety. The cause of the fire hasn't yet been confirmed.

Our work investigating the cause of the fire continues and we will make that public as soon as we are able.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Rob Barber

Several schools in Stafford are holding non-school uniform days tomorrow, or at the end of term, with money raised being shared between the schools the children attended or going to the family.

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