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Three children perish in Bridlington fire

Three children perish in Bridlington fire

2:18pm 12th November 2010
(Updated 11:50am 16th November 2010)




A fire on the Yorkshire Coast has claimed the lives of three children and put one woman in hospital.

The blaze in Bridlington started at around midnight.

Mark Rhodes is from Humberside Fire and Rescue:

We can now reveal the children were aged 3, 5 and 9.

Shocked neighbours have told Minster FM how they saw flames engulfing the building.

Superintendent Mike Duggleby is from Humberside Police.

He says an investigation's underway:

These residents who live on Clarence Avenue witnessed the blaze:

Humberside Fire and Rescue have released that latest details (5pm Friday 12th November 2010)


AT 2353hrs last night (Thursday 11th November 2010) emergency services were called to a house fire on Clarence Avenue in Bridlington.

A 27 year old woman and her three children were rescued from the house and the emergency services, along with neighbours, attempted to resuscitate the children outside the address.

Sadly a 3 year old girl, a 5 year old boy and a 9 year old boy died a short time later in hospital.

Their mother, Samantha Hudson, is currently being treated at Scarborough General Hospital and is in a serious condition.

Police are trying to piece together Ms Hudson's whereabouts before the fire.

It is thought Samantha Hudson returned to her home address late last evening, and police would like to know where she had been and who she was with before the fire started.

Superintendent Mike Duggleby said:

"My heart goes out to the family, friends and neighbours who knew the family. Many neighbours came out to assist the emergency services, and I would personally like to thank them for their bravery and courage.”

"It is indescribable what impact this tragedy will have on the family and local community and specialist trained officers are with the immediate family. Police officers and fire officers are working tirelessly to ascertain the cause of this tragedy. It is believed the fire started inside the house and we need to speak to anyone who may have seen Samantha Hudson and her children last night, which may assist us with our enquiries."

Area Manager Mark Rhodes, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, said:

"Crews were quickly in attendance at the incident and were faced with a severe fire. It is a terrible tragedy that this incident has resulted in the loss of these three children. The investigation into how the fire started will be ongoing throughout the day.” 

Paul Mudd, Assistant Director of A&E Operations for Yorkshire Ambulance Service in the Hull and East Riding area, said:

"Our ambulance crews worked tirelessly last night to try and save the lives of the young children involved in this incident and we are all deeply saddened by the outcome.  We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family for their tragic loss.”

If anyone has any information which may assist the police and the fire service they should contact Humberside Police on 0845 60 60 222 quoting log number 719 of 11/11/2010.


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