Schools pay tribute to boys killed in North wingfield fire

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The schools where Tyler and Jordan Green – who died in yesterday’s tragic fire – have paid tribute to the boys.

Derbyshire County Council confirmed that one of the victims of the North Wingfield fire, Jordan Green, 12 was a pupil at North East Derbyshire Support Centre in Hasland.

Headteacher at the centre, Val Fisher, said: “We were saddened to hear the news of Jordan’s death and our thoughts are with his friends and family.

“Jordan had only been with us since September, but in that short time was making good progress. He was well liked by fellow pupils and staff and always had a big smile on his face. He enjoyed all the activities, and loved being part of a team. He was funny and sociable. We will all miss him.“Derbyshire County Council confirmed that one of the victims of the North Wingfield fire, Jordan Green, was a pupil at North East Derbyshire Support Centre in Hasland.

North Wingfield Primary also paid tribute to nine-year-old Tyler. The statement, released this morning, said: “Everyone at our school is saddened by the news and our thoughts at this time are with the families directly affected by this tragedy.

“Tyler was a valued member of our school community and we will all miss him. He was a quiet thoughtful, considerate boy who was polite and helpful. He had many good friends in school and in the community and this makes it all the more difficult to hear this news.

“We have had an assembly today to remember Tyler, when the children were told, at an age appropriate level, what has happened.

“Already the school community is committed to the idea that there will be a lasting and durable memorial to him. It is too early for us to say what form this may take as we wish to consult with family, school friends and staff.

“Any children that who are upset will, of course, be cared for by the staff in school and will be made to feel safe.”

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Here is how details of the tragedy have been revealed throughout the day:

11.00pm - Police name the victims. A spokesperson said:
“Two women, Claire James, 27 and Josie Leighton, 32, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two boys, aged nine and 12-years-old, were also in the house and were taken to Chesterfield and District Royal Hospital.

Tyler Green, 9, and Jordan Green, 12, were pronounced dead at hospital.

A seven-year-old girl was taken to hospital suffering from minor smoke inhalation. She has since been discharged.”

2.30pm - Police have said the sole survivor of the North Wingfield fire was a seven-year-old girl, who was found in the backgarden. At this afternoon’s press conference, the also confirmed that two women and two young boys were killed in the tragedy, on Williamthorpe Road.

1.40pm - Police and fire hold joint press conference on fire deaths

We had a reporter at the scene of the tragic North Wingfield blaze where four people died.

12.31pm - Survivor of North Wingfield fire that killed four is girl, 7

It has been confirmed the child who survived the North Wingfield horror blaze that killed four is a seven-year-old girl.

A spokesperson for Chesterfield Royal Hospital said she is currently on the children’s ward where she is being treated for minor injuries.

11.50am - Council issue a statement following North Wingfield fire that killed four

Derbyshire County Council have issued their sympathies following the Williamthorpe Road fire that killed two adults and two children.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire County Council said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of those who lost their lives in the house fire in North Wingfield this morning.”

11.20am - Neighbours fear North Wingfield fire that killed four was started deliberately

Two neighbours have told the Derbyshire Times they are worried the fire that killed two adults and two children was started deliberately.

Sandra Rhodes, 60, of Williamthorpe Road, said: “It is awful. It is terrible that something like this should happen on your own street. It makes you worry about what the exact cause is.”

Another resident, Sandra Wilson, said: “It leaves me very worried to think that someone might have done this deliberately.”

A spokesman for Derbyshire police said: “It’s early stages but it appears to be an isolated incident.”

Police have just confirmed a press conference is due to take place at 2pm at the scene.

11.02am - Police investigators arrive on the scene of fatal North Wingfield fire

Our reporter on the scene of the North Wingfield blaze that killed two adults and two children said the police scientific support unit has arrived on the scene.

10.47am - Fire boss says thoughts with family and firefighters following deaths

Bob Currie, group manager from Derbyshire fire service, said: “It’s a massive tragedy not only for the community and the family but also the firefighters who have done their level best to give these people a chance.”

10.39am - Fire dog unit arrive at scene of four dead

Derbyshire fire service has said a dog unit has arrived at the scene of the North Wingfield house fire, where four people have died.

10.34am - North Wingfield Primary release statement following deaths

The headteacher from North Wingfield Primary School – where at least one of the dead is thought to have attended – has issued a statement.

Simon Dorman, said: “We understand there has been a fire in which four people have tragically died. Our thoughts are with the family.”

10.28am – Neighbours pay tributes to fire dead

Neighbours of the four people dead in a North Wingfield house blaze have paid tributes following the tragedy.

Marjorie Marples, of Williamthorpe Road, said: “My heart goes out to the family of those who have died and to those people who were dear to them. It must be awful.

“I did not hear the sirens but my son-in-law and daughter-in-law couldn’t get to work easily because of the cordoned off area and I didn’t know what had happened.”

Sean Goodlad, 21, said he had heard the fire engines in the night but didn’t think anything of it.

“It is terrible to learn that people have died so close to our family home.”

10.10am – Four dead in North Wingfield fire

Police confirm two children and two adults are dead following this morning’s house fire in North Wingfield. They have yet to confirm the genders and ages of those involved.

Fire services confirmed they died from the fire and it wasn’t carbon monoxide related.

Clay Cross, Chesterfield and Staveley were called to the blaze on Williamthorpe Road at about 5am.

Williamthorpe Road will be closed for several hours and local diversions are in operation.

As the investigation continues further information will be released to the public.

Anyone who can help the police inquiry into the incident should call 101.

Emergency services were called to the blaze on Williamthorpe Road at about 5am. The road was still closed this evening.

Keep checking back for updates.