Boy, 5, dies after house fire that also killed sister, 8, and mum

A five-year-old boy has died after a devastating house fire that also killed his eight-year-old sister and 33-year-old mum.

Police confirmed today that the youngster has sadly passed away after being rescued from the home and taken to hospital.

They said a 34-year-old man remains seriously injured in hospital following the blaze in Collingham, Nottinghamshire, yesterday.

Mirror Online understands he is the mum’s husband.

Area Chief Inspector Rich Stapleford, of Nottinghamshire Police, said this morning: "Tragically a boy, five, who was rescued from the house and taken to hospital has died.

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"This follows the news that a girl aged eight and a woman aged 33 died following the incident.

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

"Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, friends and the community of Collingham at this difficult time."

A 53-year-old woman – understood to be the 33-year-old victim’s own mother – was led to safety following the fire.

Emergency crews were called to Woodhill Road in the village, near Newark, yesterday morning, Nottinghamshire Live reported.

An air ambulance was also reportedly spotted.

In an earlier statement, Chf Insp Stapleford said: "Our fire and rescue colleagues were able to remove five people from a property affected by fire.

“Ambulance crews were on scene and provided emergency care at the scene and on route to hospital."

He said a 53-year-old woman was "led to safety and looked after at the scene".

“It is believed that all five people were members of the same family," he continued.

“The fire was brought under control and a joint fire and police investigation is taking place to establish a cause.

“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."

Six police cars are believed to have been called to the incident, along with several paramedics and firefighters.

Neighbour Vera Routledge said yesterday: “There were a lot of emergency services outside. It was ambulance, fire and police.

"I could smell the smoke.

"A mum, dad, two children and a granny live there. I don’t see a lot of them as they keep themselves to themselves.”

A Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said crews were called to the scene shortly after 7am yesterday.

The spokesman said: "We were called to a house fire in Woodhill Road, Collingham. There is no indication into the cause at this time.

"One appliance from Collingham, two from Newark, one from Southwell and a command support unit from Mansfield were all sent to the scene."

A section of the street was blocked off yesterday as the investigation was launched.

Anyone with information which may help investigations is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 189 of December 15, 2018.

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