Little girl, two, dies in caravan park fire as four others escape

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Lincolnshire Police are investigating the blaze at Sealands Caravan Park in Ingoldmells (PA Archive)
Lincolnshire Police are investigating the blaze at Sealands Caravan Park in Ingoldmells (PA Archive)

A two-year-old girl has died in a caravan park fire.

A woman and three of her four children were able to escape the blaze but her fourth child.

Lincolnshire Police described the fire as “harrowing” and “devastating” for everyone involved.

Officers were called to reports of a fire at a caravan at Sealands Caravan Park around 10.30pm on Monday in Ingoldmells.

The woman and three children were rushed to hospital where they were treated and have since been discharged.

Detective Inspector Jo Fortune, senior investigating officer, said: “This is a devastating incident for all involved. We are in the very early stages of our investigations and the circumstances which led to the fire are not yet clear.

“We will be working closely with specialist teams to understand what happened. We would like to appeal to anyone who was there last night and has not yet spoken to police to come forward, and for anyone with video footage to please share that with officers to add to our intelligence of the incident.

“This is particularly harrowing, with a family losing a child, and we’d ask that people remember those victims and not share footage online.”

Officers have been standing guard while the scene is investigated with a police cordon remaining in place.

Chief Superintendent Kieran English said the cause of the fire remained “unexplained”.

He told the PA news agency: “At this point of time it is unexplained, but hopefully as the day progresses we may have some indication in terms of the causation of the fire.”

Mr English added: “I’ve got children. This is absolutely tragic. My thoughts and my prayers go to the family and their friends at this really sad time.”

He urged any witnesses to the blaze to contact his officers.

Mr English said: “We’ve a long way to go before we can ascertain the facts in this tragic incident.

“But Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue are determined to find answers for the family.”

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