House fire kills four children

Tuesday, 5th February 2019

TRAGIC news this morning as it has been confirmed that four children have sadly died following a house fire in Stafford.

Emergency services rushed to the home on Sycamore Lane in the Highfields area of Stafford at 2.40am this morning, Tuesday 5 February due to the report of a house fire.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Staffordshire Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene, which included two paramedic officers, three ambulances, the Hazardous Area Response Team, the MERIT trauma team and a BASICS emergency doctor.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found an ongoing serious house fire. Three occupants, two adults and a child, had managed to get out of the property. All three patients were assessed and treated on scene by ambulance staff for non-life-threatening injuries before being taken to hospital for further care.

“Tragically, four children from the property were confirmed dead on scene.

“Our thoughts are with the family at this exceptionally difficult time.”

A search at the property in Sycamore Lane is ongoing, but it has sadly been confirmed that four children have died at the property.

Two adults and another child are being treated in hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson has said: “Our thoughts are with the family, who are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time.”

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: “I was shocked to hear the terrible news of the deaths of four children in the heart of our community.

“We will support the family in any way and our thoughts and prayers are very much with all those who knew and loved these children and who now must cope with this tragic loss.”

He added: “I would also thank all the emergency services for their work and professionalism in these devastating circumstances.”

At Tamworth Informed, our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved, along with all the emergency services who attended their scene and tried their best.