TWO children and a woman have died while a man fights for his life after a terrible home fire in Cambridge.
Rescue workers rushed to the house in Sackville Close, King’s Hedges Ward, Cambridge, at 1.08am on Friday.
More than 30 firefighters fought the fire on the ground floor and first floor of the two-storey duplex apartment.
AThe approximately 30-year-old man was able to flee the apartment before the emergency services arrived, but suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
Two children, a boy and a girl, were rescued, but tragically both later died in hospital.
A woman in her thirties also died at the scene of the accident.
Area Commander Stuart Smith said: “This is a devastating and deeply disturbing incident that will touch many people. Our thoughts are with the relatives, friends and.”from the family. It’s just heartbreaking.
“We know this will have a major impact on the local community and our fire safety team were in the area yesterday to visit residents to provide fire safety information and reassurance and we will be back.”Week.
“A fire like this is one of the most serious incidents a firefighter can participate in and we care about the well-being of everyone who responded to or assisted in this incident.”
Cambridge Mayor Cllr Jenny Gawthrope Wood said: “I know the residents of King’s Hedges and the wider city will share my shock and sadness at the loss of life at Sackville Close. Losing loved ones in such tragic circumstances is terribly difficult to bear.
“I know our council officials will support us in any way they can.
“I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this shocking event.”