Father and ten-year-old daughter killed in house fire in Hull

A father and his ten-year-old daughter have died in a house fire in Hull (Picture: PA)

A man and his ten-year-old daughter have died in a house fire in Hull.

Emergency services were called to the house on Wensley Avenue at around 7.50am on Saturday.

Firefighters pulled the man and his daughter, who was originally believed to be eight, from the house.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the girl died in hospital, emergency services confirmed.

Tributes have been left at the scene of the house fire in Wensley Avenue, Hull (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

A spokesman for the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said the two people killed in the house fire were a father and his 10-year-old daughter, who was previously believed to be eight.

“We pulled out an adult male, and what we now know is his 10-year-old daughter, and tragically both lives were lost to the fire,” he said.

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“We’re working with police colleagues on the scene. We have got fire investigation officers there who will be working tirelessly throughout today.”

He said the father and daughter were the only two people in the property at the time of the blaze.

Forensics officers could be scene at the scene as investigations began into the cause of the blaze (Picture: PA)

Investigators wearing white forensic suits have been working at the house, where a child’s jacket could be seen left on the ground.

Flowers and a toy rabbit have been left in tribute near a police cordon at the address, which is on the outskirts of Hull.

Local resident Carl Goodfellow told the Hull Daily Mail that he had banged on the door of the house and shouted through the letterbox to warn the occupants about the blaze.

“It’s devastating, you just don’t expect this sort of thing, do you,” he said.

Another witness told the newspaper that three fire engines, two ambulances and four police cars had attended the scene.

A child's coat could be seen on the ground at the scene (Picture: PA)

Humberside Police said an investigation had been launched as emergency services work to establish the cause of the fire.

In a statement, the force said: “Humberside Fire and Rescue, ambulance and police were called at 7.50am today to reports of a fire at a house.

“Emergency services worked to extinguish the fire and get the occupants out of the building

“Tragically two people have died in the fire. A man was pronounced dead at the scene and an ten year-old girl (not eight as previously stated), who had been taken to hospital, has sadly died.

“There will be a scene guard in place today as emergency services continue to work together to establish the cause of the fire.”

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