Tragedy: A five-year-old girl dies in a house fire over the bank holiday weekend
- Alysia Salisbury died in a house fire in Pontyglasier just before 10pm yesterday
- Officials are investigating the cause of the fire and the coroner has been notified
A five-year-old girl has died in a serious house fire in Wales over the bank holiday weekend.
Alysia Salisbury died when a fire broke out in Pembrokeshire last night.
The little girl, hailed by loved ones as a “beautiful daughter and sister,” died at the scene despite the best efforts of emergency services.
Dyfed-Powys Police said the girl’s family are being supported by specialist officers and “ask for privacy at this difficult time”.
Alysia Salisbury, five, died last night when a fire broke out in Pembrokeshire. Alysia (pictured), who was hailed as a “beautiful daughter and sister” by her loved ones, died at the scene despite the efforts of emergency services
Police were called just before 10pm yesterday following reports of a house fire at a residential building in the Pontyglasier area, a village near Crymych. Officials are investigating (pictured) the cause of the fire and the coroner has been alerted
Police were called just before 10pm yesterday following reports of a house fire at a residential building in the Pontyglasier area, a village near Crymych.
Officers are investigating the cause of the fire and the coroner has been notified of Alysia’s death. Police have not yet said whether the cause of her death has been determined.
“Our thoughts are with the family and the local community at this tragic time,” DCI Llyr Williams said in a press release this afternoon.
“The coroner has been informed and officers will now be working with colleagues from the fire service to determine the cause of the fire.”
“The family requests privacy at this difficult time.”
Dyfed-Powys Police were still at the scene this morning as they investigated the incident. The Pembrokeshire Herald reported. Officers are expected to continue their investigations throughout the day.
This comes after first responders worked diligently throughout the night to put out the fire. Several fire brigades, police units and paramedics were on site. A police drone was also deployed at the scene.
A representative from the Welsh Ambulance Service told MailOnline that they had dispatched a rapid response vehicle and ambulance to the scene of the accident. The crews were assisted by the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service.
Responders at the scene included the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the Welsh Air Ambulance and the Urban Search and Rescue Team.
Firefighters from Crymych, Cardigan, Newcastle Emlyn, Whitland and Fishguard were also present at the scene, with specialist equipment including a Haverfordwest turntable ladder and a Milford Haven water cannon.