UPDATE: 21/12/18: Following on from the tragic incident in Collingham last weekend, we have been out in the local community engaging with residents about fire safety.
Staff from our Prevention Team, firefighters from stations across Nottinghamshire, and volunteers from departments including Human Resources, Finance, Fire Control and Administration have spoken to over 2,000 people and have carried out approximately 120 Safe and Well visits.
We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their support whilst we dealt with this devastating incident, and our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Justine, Isabella, Harvey and Gavin Collison at this time.
If you would like more information about fire safety, please visit our Your Safety page.
16/12/18: Yesterday (Saturday 15 December), just after 7 am, fire crews from Collingham, Newark, Southwell and Mansfield were called to a house fire in Woodhill Road, Collingham.
Five people were in the property at the time, and ambulance crews were in attendance to provide emergency care at the scene and on route to hospital.
Despite their best efforts, a girl aged eight, a boy aged five, and a woman aged 33 have died following the incident.
A 34-year-old man remains in hospital with serious injuries. A 53-year-old woman was lead to safety and looked after at the scene. It is believed that all five people were members of the same family.
Collingham is a very close-knit community and we know this news will hit the town very hard indeed. We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident, and our thoughts are with the family, friends, neighbours and the rest of the community of Collingham at this time.
A joint investigation between the Police and Fire Service is under way to establish a cause.
If anyone has any information about the incident, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 189 of 15 December 2018.