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Boy, 5, dies after house fire that killed girl and woman in Nottinghamshire



A five-year-old boy rescued from a house fire in Nottinghamshire has died in hospital, police said.

The fire also claimed the lives of a girl, 8, and a woman, 33.

Emergency services were called to a blaze at a house in Woodhill Road, Collingham, at around 7am on Saturday.

Firefighters rescued five people – believed to be from the same family – from the property.

A woman and girl died later that day, before a five-year-old boy died in hospital on Sunday.

A 34-year-old man remains in hospital. On Saturday, he was described as suffering from serious injuries.

A 53-year-old woman was lead to safety by fire crews and treated at the scene.

Chief Inspector Rich Stapleford said: “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.”

A joint fire and police investigation is taking place to establish a cause.

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