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Child, two, dies after caravan catches fire in Lincolnshire holiday park

Girl, two, dies when caravan explodes in flames as mother and three siblings escape in Lincolnshire holiday park tragedy

  • The child died at Sealands Caravan Park in Ingoldmells after the fire at 10.30pm
  • A woman and three of her children made it out safely but her fourth lost her life
  • The woman and her children got medical care at hospital and have been released


A two-year-old girl has died after a caravan caught fire at a holiday park in Lincolnshire.

The child passed away at Sealands Caravan Park in Ingoldmells following the blaze at 10.30pm.

A woman and three of her children made it out safely but her fourth – the little girl – lost her life.

The woman and three children received medical attention at hospital and have since been discharged.

Around 50 people from nearby caravans were moved and had to stay in emergency accommodation at the Laver Leisure site.

The child passed away at Sealands Caravan Park in Ingoldmells following the blaze at 10.30pm (file photo)

One witness said: ‘It was heartbreaking to see, someone ran to me asking me for my fire extinguisher because there were two little ones in van.

‘I tried to tell her my little extinguisher wouldn’t help.’

Another woman said on Facebook: ‘My sister was in the van next door but was out at the time.

‘She was just walking back to the van when it happened but by sounds it was very very bad. It exploded. That poor women and her five kids.’

One said: ‘So sad, we’re staying on this site and didn’t know anything about it until just now when we tried to walk out of the site and it was all blocked off.’

And another added: ‘We were a few caravans down from this and fled with my children because they were hysterical, my 13 year old daughter called for help too.

‘I’m heartbroken for the family and for all that saw this… so tragic. Sleep tight little angel.’

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Jo Fortune 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.

‘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.

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

Police said an investigation team would be at the scene throughout the day, carrying out the initial stages of the inquiry.

They have appealed for any witnesses to come forward. Sealands Caravan Park said it could not comment on the incident. 

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