CWMBRAN FIRE: Baby among three generations killed

SCENE: Fire crews at Tillsland, Coed Eva in Cwmbran this morning

SCENE: Fire crews at Tillsland, Coed Eva in Cwmbran this morning

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THREE generations of a family have been killed in a suspected arson attack this morning, including a newborn baby only just out of hospital.

A mother her daughter and a new born infant died in a blaze in Coed Eva, Cwmbran in the early hours of this morning.

The baby is understood to be one of twins - the sibling having died earlier.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and is currently in custody.

Rosemary Seabourne, wife of Fairwater councillor Phil Seabourne said: "It’s very sad. The family was a friend of our daughter. It’s tragic, it really is. A grandmother, mother and grandaughter, and entire family, gone.

"I believe the baby only came home from hospital yesterday. They were twins and she lost one, but she brought the other home yesterday."

A Gwent Police spokeswoman confirmed that two adults and one infant died in the blaze at Tillsland, Coed Eva.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 3.30am, with a South Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman describing it as a "serious house fire", that was tackled by four appliances and a water bowser.

The upper floor of the two-storey building on Tillsland is reported to have been completely burnt out.

Fire Service and police officers will this morning begin forensic investigations at the scene and conduct house-to-house enquiries in the area.

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10:47am Tue 18 Sep 12

helenmj says...

So very sad, especially after what the family had already been through :'(. My thoughts are with the family at this very sad time xxx
So very sad, especially after what the family had already been through :'(. My thoughts are with the family at this very sad time xxx helenmj
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11:47am Tue 18 Sep 12

craigo says...

So sad, thoughts r with family friends & emergency services

R.i.p
So sad, thoughts r with family friends & emergency services R.i.p craigo
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12:18pm Tue 18 Sep 12

nickling says...

words cannot express the horror of this tradegy R.I.P
words cannot express the horror of this tradegy R.I.P nickling
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12:49pm Tue 18 Sep 12

blanchie1969 says...

I was lucky enough too have known Kim and watch Kayleigh grow up...cannot believe that this has happened too such a lovely family R.I.P...my thoughts go out too her son and the family
I was lucky enough too have known Kim and watch Kayleigh grow up...cannot believe that this has happened too such a lovely family R.I.P...my thoughts go out too her son and the family blanchie1969
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12:51pm Wed 19 Sep 12

roseseabourne@aol.com says...

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Kim, Kayleigh and baby Kim. Our prayers are with you. Our thanks also go out to the neighbours, the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service and the Gwent Police in dealing with this terrible tragedy.
Support is available for friends and pupils of Fairwater High School where until last year Kayleigh was a valued pupil. God Bless and rest in peace.

Anyone with any information about the incident should please report this to the Police.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Kim, Kayleigh and baby Kim. Our prayers are with you. Our thanks also go out to the neighbours, the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service and the Gwent Police in dealing with this terrible tragedy. Support is available for friends and pupils of Fairwater High School where until last year Kayleigh was a valued pupil. God Bless and rest in peace. Anyone with any information about the incident should please report this to the Police. roseseabourne@aol.com
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