Police confirm a woman and a girl have died after a tragic house fire

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Nottinghamshire police have confirmed that a woman and a girl have tragically died after a house fire.

Emergency services including police and firefighters attended the property on Woodhill Road, in Collingham, near Newark, just after 7am, this morning, Saturday, December 15.

Nottinghamshire police confirmed that five people were removed from the property including four with serious injuries who were taken by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service crews.

But sadly a 33-year-old woman and an eight-year-old girl have since died following the incident, according to police.

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 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 lead to safety and looked after at the scene.

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

“The fire was brought under control and a joint fire and police investigation is taking place to establish a cause.

“Collingham is a very close knit community and this includes some of the fire crews who responded.

“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 fire was extinguished and a section of the street was blocked off today to allow for a joint fire service and police investigation to take place.

Anyone with information is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 189, of December 15.