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Eight-year-old girl and a woman die after house fire on Woodhill Road, Collingham

An eight-year-old girl and a woman aged 33 have died following a house fire on Woodhill Road, Collingham, this morning.

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 that a girl aged eight and a woman aged 33 have died following the incident."

A five-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man remain in hospital with serious injuries. A 53-year-old woman was led to safety and was looked after at the scene.

It is believed that all five were members of the same family.

Chief Inspector Stapleford said a joint fire and police investigation is now taking place to establish a cause.

"Collingham is a very close knit community and this includes some of the fire crews who responded," he said.

"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."

The emergency services were called to the property at 7am.

Anyone with information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 189 of 15 December 2018.

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