A five-year-old boy who was rescued from the house fire which killed his mother and eight-year-old sister has died in hospital, police confirm.
The 33-year-old mother and her daughter died after a blaze tore through their home in Collingham, near Newark, Nottinghamshire on Saturday morning.
Police have now confirmed a five-year-old boy who was seriously injured in the blaze has died in hospital.
Nottinghamshire Police area chief inspector Rich Stapleford said: ‘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.
‘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 five-year-old boy who was rescued from the house fire which killed his mother and eight-year-old sister has died in hospital, police confirm
A 33-year-old mother and her daughter died after a blaze tore through their home in Collingham, near Newark, Nottinghamshire on Saturday morning
It is believed that all casualties were members of the same family, police said.
A 34-year-old man who was seriously injured in the blaze remained in hospital on Sunday morning.
Another 53-year-old woman was successfully evacuated from the building on Woodhill Road without injury.
Emergency services were in place at the scene last night and a joint investigation has been launched by Nottinghamshire Police and Fire and Rescue.
Emergency services rushed to Collingham following reports of a blaze at a property at 7am on Saturday
At this time there is no indication into the cause of the fire – which was brought under control on Saturday.
Nottinghamshire Police Area Chief Inspector Rich Stapleford said: ‘This morning 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.
‘Despite their best efforts it is with sadness that I confirm a girl aged eight and a woman aged 33 have died following the incident.
At this time there is no indication into the cause of the fire – which was quickly brought under control
‘A five-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man remain in hospital with serious injuries.
‘A 53-year-old woman was lead to safety and looked after at the scene.
‘It is believed that all five people were members of the same family.
‘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.
‘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.’
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue tweeted about the tragic incident this morning
Martin Ball, a resident of Woodhill Road, said, ‘I couldn’t see any smoke from my home but I saw lots and lots of vehicles arriving so I knew it was serious.
‘There was five or six fire engines, with lots of police.
‘There was even the helicopter support team there.
‘The family live near to the junction and my view is obstructed by other buildings.
‘It’s a complete tragedy.’