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Tragic Death of Boy, 11, in Fatal House Fire in Lancaster

Chris Satori


An 11-year-old boy was sadly found dead by firefighters attending a fatal house fire in Coniston Road, Lancaster, on Sunday. The boy, who has now been named as Cem Bora (pictured), also lived in Coniston Road, and was reported to be staying overnight at a friend's house, which became the scene of the blaze. 

Emergency services were called at around 4.50am on Sunday to initial reports that three people were trapped in the fire.

Police and firefighters arrived on the scene to find that an 18-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy had managed to escape, but a third child was still inside the house.

Five teams with breathing apparatus went into the house to try to save the child and extinguish the fire. 

But sadly the child's body was found a short time later inside the house. 

The 18-year-old man was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary, where he is receiving treatment. His injuries are not thought to be serious.

The 12-year-old boy is currently at Alder Hey Hospital, where he is described as being ‘extremely poorly’ although his condition is thought to be stable.

The investigations are ongoing and at this stage the fire is being treated as unexplained.

Detective Superintendent Steve Pemberton, who is leading the investigation, said: “This incident has taken a young boy from his family and our thoughts, first and foremost, are with them. I can only send them our deepest condolences at this devastating time.

“We are currently treating the fire as unexplained and our joint investigation with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is very much ongoing.

“We would now like to thank the local community for their patience while we remain at the address, where we are expected to have a scene investigation on for several more days.”