[10 JAN 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
After Coventry House Fire
mother and her two young children are being close to death following
a suspected arson attack on their Coventry home.
fire broke out in Queen Mary’s Road in Foleshill shortly after
crews were called to the blaze and the family were rescued from a
two children, both girls, aged 18 months and four, have been taken
to hospitals in Nottingham and Leicester for specialist treatment
to their injuries.
mother, who is aged between 35 and 40 is being looked after at the
Coventry and Warwickshire hospital. All three are described as
“critical”. They are all suffering from effects of smoke
and forensic officers have been examining the house to try and
discover the cause of the fire.
are being made to trace the father of the family, who is currently
out of the country.
Bob Bird said:
condition of all three casualties is poorly. The children have
gone to hospital in Nottingham and Leicester.”
has been taken from the house for forensic examination, but it is
expected to be the end of the week before the cause of the fire is
who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time should call
police on 024 7653 9020.