Our investigation is ongoing following a fatal house fire in Lancaster in which an 11-year-old boy sadly died.
We were called at around 4.50am yesterday (Sunday) to initial reports three people were trapped in the property, on Coniston Road.
We attended with the fire service and found an 18-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy had managed to escape, but a third child was still inside the house.
Sadly the body of an 11-year-old boy – who can now be named as Cem Bora (pictured), who also lives on Coniston Road but at a different address – was found a short time later inside the house.
The 18-year-old man was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary, where he is receiving treatment. His injuries are not thought to be serious.
The 12-year-old boy is currently at Alder Hey Hospital, where he is described as being ‘extremely poorly’ although his condition is thought to be stable.
Our enquiries are ongoing and at this stage the fire is being treated as unexplained.