Four children have tragically died in a house fire in Stafford in the early hours of this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that they received a 999 call from the fire service at 2.40am this morning (Tuesday) to reports of a house fire in Sycamore Lane, Stafford.
Two paramedic officers, three ambulances, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team, the MERIT trauma team and a BASICS emergency doctor attended the scene along with multiple asset from Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service & Staffordshire Police.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:
“When crews arrived they found an ongoing serious house fire.
“Three occupants, two adults and a child, had managed to get out of the property.
“All three patients were assessed and treated on scene by ambulance staff for non-life-threatening injuries before being taken to hospital for further care.
“Tragically, four children from the property were confirmed dead on scene.
“Our thoughts are with the family at this exceptionally difficult time.”
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said:
‘A search at the property in Sycamore Lane is ongoing, but it is with great sadness we can confirm the deaths of four children at the property.
‘Two adults and another child are being treated in hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
‘Colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are examining the scene as the investigation into the cause of the fire begins.
‘Our thoughts are with the family, who are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time.
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service said:
‘Our thoughts are with the family of those involved in this awful tragic incident.
‘We’ll be carrying out a joint fire investigation into the cause of the fire with Staffordshire Police’.
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