Hull house fire: Man and 10-year-old daughter die in blaze

25 January 2020, 12:25 | Updated: 25 January 2020, 17:54

A man and his 10-year-old daughter have died in a house fire on the outskirts of Hull.

Emergency services were called to Wensley Avenue in Cottingham at about 7.50am on Saturday.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service used breathing apparatus to enter the building.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the little girl died in hospital.

"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," a fire service spokesman said.

They were the only two people in the property at the time of the blaze.

Flowers and a toy rabbit have been left near the police cordon.

Fire investigation dogs have been assisting officers as they look into what happened.

A police spokesman said: "There will be a scene guard in place today as emergency services continue to work together to establish the cause of the fire."

Resident Carl Goodfellow told the Hull Daily Mail that he had tried to warn the occupants of the house of the blaze, by banging on the door and shouting through the letterbox.

He said he went outside when he could hear shouting and saw smoke coming from the house.

"It's devastating, you just don't expect this sort of thing, do you," he said.