Four-Year-Old Boy Dies after Keighley House Fire

18-08-2014

    A four-year-old boy has died after he and another boy of 10 were rescued from a fire in a bedroom.

    Emergency services were called to a house in Keighley, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, just after 2pm after smoke was seen coming from a rear bedroom at the property in Sunnyhill Grove.

    Fire crews raced to help Nathan Harrison and his 10-year-old brother Mathew, after a woman believed to be their mother, raised the alarm.

    The woman travelled with the two young boys as they were taken to hospital, both suffering the effects of smoke inhalation.  Although the 10-year-old is now recovering, four-year-old Nathan tragically passed away.

    The cause of the fire, which was confined to the bedroom, is being investigated.

    DSU Simon Atkinson, who is investigating the case, said:  “Initial inquiries are underway with colleagues in the fire service to determine the cause of this fire and are at a very early stage.  Clearly this has been a tragic incident in which a young child has lost his life and a full investigation will be carried out.

    Dave Walton, Assistant Chief Fire Officer for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, said: "On attending we found two boys, aged ten and four, being brought out of the house. Both were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation. 

    "The ten-year-old is now recovering from his injuries which are not life threatening. Sadly, the four-year-old died in hospital. 

    "The cause of the fire which was contained to the back bedroom, remains under investigation. Initial enquiries are underway with the colleagues from the police, and are at a very early stage. 

    "Clearly this has been a tragic incident in which a young child has lost his life and a full investigation will be carried out." 

            
Collated by Philip Turnbull

 

 

Resources:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/498618/Four-year-old-boy-dead-after-fire-at-family-home

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/11/four-year-old-dies-after-keighley-house-fire

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/tributes-to-happy-sweet-four-year-old-after-fire-tragedy-1-6780088





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