Sealands Caravan Park: Tributes paid to girl, 2, who died in fire

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The Sealands Caravan Park in Ingoldmells, near Skegness where a two-year-old girl died (PA)
The Sealands Caravan Park in Ingoldmells, near Skegness where a two-year-old girl died (PA)

The heartbroken family of a 2-year-old girl who died in a caravan fire on holiday have paid tribute to the “baby of our family”.

The toddler, named locally as Louisiana-Brook, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, became trapped in the mobile home as three of her siblings and her mother Natasha Broadley fled the flames.

Fellow holidaymakers said that frantic rescuers tried to grab fire extinguishers to save the girl inside the holiday home in Sealands Caravan Park in Ingoldmells, near Skegness about 10.30pm on Monday.

The mother and other three children received medical attention at hospital and have since been released.

Donna Broadley, her grandmother, posted tragic pictures of Louisiana’s last day on holiday enjoying a teacup ride to Facebook.

She wrote: "Our hearts are broken as ‘wee wee’ was our baby of our family.

"Tash gave her everything, she was her right leg.

"Our hearts are broken.

"We as a family will be here for Tash and my grandchildren."

A Gofundme page has raised over £2,700 to support her grieving family.

Lincolnshire Police said a woman and three of her children were able to make it out of the caravan (PA)
Lincolnshire Police said a woman and three of her children were able to make it out of the caravan (PA)

Organiser Laurie Selfridge wrote on the page: "As yesterday’s tragic news has broken all our hearts, only god knows what pain Natasha and her children are going through right now.

"There life has been torn apart in a million ways.

"Their baby sister so tragically taken from them all. If only we can give Tasha some peace at this time by helping her in any way you can would be so appreciated.

"Please donate anything you can."

Police said the cause of the fire has not yet been established.

Detective Inspector Jo Fortune, Senior Investigating Officer with Lincolnshire Police, 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.”

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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