Two children and woman in 20s in hospital after house fire

Girl, three, and boy, five, fight for life while woman in her 20s is also treated in hospital after they were trapped in house fire

  • Emergency services were called to the scene in Preston, Lancashire on Friday 
  • Two children are in a critical condition and a woman is in hospital for her injuries
  • Lancashire Police and Fire and Rescue Service are treating fire as unexplained 
  • Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting log 1305 

Two children are are fighting for their lives in hospital after being trapped in a house fire in Lancashire on Friday (April 8). 

Emergency services were called to the scene in Preston at around 8pm following reports of a blaze at a property with several people trapped inside. 

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said a woman in her 20s, a five-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl were rescued from the burning building on Coronation Crescent. 

The two children are in a critical condition, and the woman is in hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, according to the force. 

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said a woman in her 20s, a five-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl were rescued from the burning building on Coronation Crescent

An investigation into the cause of the fire is being carried out by emergency services 

An investigation into the cause of the fire is being carried out by police and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, and is being treated as unexplained. 

Detective Chief Inspector Graham Hill said: ‘Two children are in hospital with life-threatening injuries and first and foremost our thoughts are with them and their parents at this awful time.

‘We have specially-trained officers with them at hospital.

‘At this time the fire is being treated as unexplained and an investigation has been launched with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service to establish the cause.

‘We now need you to contact us if you have any information at all that can help with this investigation.

‘Maybe you were in the Coronation Crescent area last night between 7.30pm and 8.30pm and saw something suspicious, perhaps you have dashcam or CCTV which has captured the address during those times, or maybe you have other information you think could be important.

‘Whatever you know we would urge you to contact us straight away.

‘We are also aware of rumours circulating online about an explosion having occurred and we would like to clarify that this is not the case.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log 1305 of April 8.

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