Boy, 11, dies in Lancaster house fire

An 11-year-old boy has died following a house fire in Lancaster at the weekend.

Monday, 20th March 2017, 1:58 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:52 am
Cem Bora, 11, has sadly died in a house fire in Lancaster.

The 11-year-old boy who sadly died in the house fire on Coniston Road has been named as Cem Bora by police.

Police were called at around 4.50am in the early hours of Sunday (yesterday) to initial reports three people were trapped in the property, on Coniston Road.

They attended with the fire service and found an 18-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy who had managed to escape, but a third child was still inside the house.

Sadly the body of Cem Bora, also of Coniston Road – was found a short time later inside the address.

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.

Our enquiries 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 on for several more days.”