Girl, 2, killed after caravan catches fire in horror Brit holiday park blaze

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A young girl has died after a caravan caught fire at Sealands Caravan Park in Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire Police has said.

Police said they were called to reports of a fire at the holiday park at around 10:30pm on the night of Monday, August 23.

A woman and three of her children were able to safely make it out of the blazing caravan, but her fourth, a two-year-old girl, was tragically killed.

Around 50 people from nearby caravans were also evacuated and were taken to emergency accommodation at the Laver Leisure site, according to the force.

An investigation team is set to remain on the scene throughout the day while officers carry out the initial stages of the investigation.

Detective Inspector Jo Fortune, Senior Investigating Officer, said: "This is a devasting 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."

He went on: "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.

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"This is particularly harrowing, with a family losing a child, and we’d ask that people remember those victims and not share footage online."

Anyone with video footage of the horror incident has been told to email Lincolnshire Police at [email protected], including reference incident 469 of August 23 in the subject box.

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Alternatively, they can call the non-emergency police number 101, quoting the incident number, or through phoning independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or contacting the charity online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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