A woman and three of her children were able to make it out safely after the caravan caught light, but her fourth, a little girl, has lost her life at Sealands Caravan Park in Lincolnshire
A two-year-old child has died after a caravan tragically caught fire at a holiday park, Lincolnshire Police said.
Police were called to reports of a fire at 10.30pm last night, where a caravan at Sealands Caravan Park was ablaze.
A woman and three of her children were able to make it out safely, but her fourth, a little girl, has lost her life. The woman and three children received medical attention at hospital and have since been released.
About 50 people from surrounding caravans were asked to leave their vans.
They have been able to go to emergency accommodation created at the Laver Leisure site.
Lincolnshire Police said they expect to remain at the scene for the rest of the day as they carry out their investigation.
The cause of the fire has not yet been established.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have video footage of the fire to come forward.
Detective Inspector Jo Fortune, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “This is a devastating incident for all involved.
“We are in the very early stages of our investigations and the circumstances which led to the fire are not yet clear. We will be working closely with specialist teams to understand what happened.
“We would like to appeal to anyone who was there last night and has not yet spoken to police to come forward, and for anyone with video footage to please share that with officers to add to our intelligence of the incident.
“This is particularly harrowing, with a family losing a child, and we’d ask that people remember those victims and not share footage online.”
Police can be contacted via email at [email protected] and referencing incident 469 of 23 August in the subject box, or via the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 469 of 23 August.