Investigations continue into fatal fire


26 Jan 2020

Investigations are continuing today into the circumstances of a fatal house fire in Wensley Avenue, Hull.

We were called to the scene at 7.50am on Saturday, 25 January, following reports of a fire at the property.

Sadly a 47-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and his 10-year-old daughter died at hospital a short time later.

We are unable to release any further details about their identities at this time.

A post mortem examination is being carried out on the man today and another is scheduled to be carried out on the girl next week.

Chief Superintendent Darren Downs said: “We are continuing to support the families of those involved at this very difficult time and our thoughts are with them.

“We know that this has also had an impact on the wider community, so please feel free to speak to our officers in the area if you have any queries or concerns.

“There is also support available from a number of local agencies and charities for anyone who has been affected by the incident and needs someone to talk to.

“Investigations into this kind of incident are very complex and take time to complete, so it’s unlikely that we will be able to provide any further details about the incident until early next week.

“In the meantime I would ask that people avoid speculating about the circumstances and if you have any information you believe would assist our investigation, please get in touch on our non-emergency 101 line, quoting log number 127 of 25 January.”