CWMBRAN FIRE: Three dead named locally

CWMBRAN FIRE: Three dead named locally

DIED: Kay-Leigh Buckley, who was killed in the blaze on Tillsland, Coed Eva in Cwmbran

TRAGIC: A web card prepared to welcome Kay-Leigh Buckley's baby Kimberley Buckley home

KILLED: Kim Buckley

First published in News by

TWO women and a newborn baby killed in a Cwmbran house fire in the early hours of this morning have been named locally.

Helen ‘Kim’ Buckley, 45, her 17-year-old daughter Kay-Leigh Buckley and Kay-Leigh’s premature baby daughter, Kimberly, who was only released from hospital yesterday, died in the fire in Tillsland, Coed Eva.

It is understood baby Kimberly was a twin, but her sibling died earlier. On grandmother Kim's web page she wrote "Welcome home our darling Kimberley - Yes it's true I'm coming home" with a picture of little Kimberley.

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.

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

Tributes have started pouring in on social networking sites for the three family members who died.

Lisa (@buttonmoon1982) on Twitter said: "Terrible news about the family in Cwmbran. Just up the road from my nan. Thoughts are with their families."

Lisa Bakeman said: "Praying for the poor people involved with and related to those killed in the dreadful house fire in Cwmbran xx"

Kim Levan said: "So sad. Rest in peace, thoughts are with the family."

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

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

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

Gwent Police are expected to release a statement about the deaths at lunchtime.

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12:38pm Tue 18 Sep 12

biker1 says...

This is so sad.The offender should have the noose.
This is so sad.The offender should have the noose. biker1
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1:32pm Tue 18 Sep 12

SexyPantz says...

Kim we got each other thru bad times n good.our mams did 2. U stayed strong thru tragedy once My family was lookin 4wd 2 sharin this time with u. SO GUTTED! .GOD BLESS KIM KAYLEIGH KIMBERLEY. Lotsa luv 2 your families Mandi Michelle Trish and our family Xxx
Kim we got each other thru bad times n good.our mams did 2. U stayed strong thru tragedy once My family was lookin 4wd 2 sharin this time with u. SO GUTTED! .GOD BLESS KIM KAYLEIGH KIMBERLEY. Lotsa luv 2 your families Mandi Michelle Trish and our family Xxx SexyPantz
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1:32pm Tue 18 Sep 12

SexyPantz says...

Kim we got each other thru bad times n good.our mams did 2. U stayed strong thru tragedy once My family was lookin 4wd 2 sharin this time with u. SO GUTTED! .GOD BLESS KIM KAYLEIGH KIMBERLEY. Lotsa luv 2 your families Mandi Michelle Trish and our family Xxx
Kim we got each other thru bad times n good.our mams did 2. U stayed strong thru tragedy once My family was lookin 4wd 2 sharin this time with u. SO GUTTED! .GOD BLESS KIM KAYLEIGH KIMBERLEY. Lotsa luv 2 your families Mandi Michelle Trish and our family Xxx SexyPantz
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4:29pm Tue 18 Sep 12

helenmj says...

so very sad, especially after all the sorrow & heartache of losing Kimberlys twin. Kimberly had finally coming home to start her life with her lovely Mum, Grandmother & family. Life is so very unfair on times :'(. My thoughts are with the family & friends at this very sad time xxx
so very sad, especially after all the sorrow & heartache of losing Kimberlys twin. Kimberly had finally coming home to start her life with her lovely Mum, Grandmother & family. Life is so very unfair on times :'(. My thoughts are with the family & friends at this very sad time xxx helenmj
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9:03pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Adam_Hawkes says...

So sad to hear this news.
I'm so sorry that I never got the chance to fulfill the promise of coming down to Cwmbran and going on a night out with you, Kim, and the girls.
I hope you rest in peace. I will never be able to listen to Westlife in the same way again.
Love and miss you.
I WILL see you someday.
Adam
xxx
So sad to hear this news. I'm so sorry that I never got the chance to fulfill the promise of coming down to Cwmbran and going on a night out with you, Kim, and the girls. I hope you rest in peace. I will never be able to listen to Westlife in the same way again. Love and miss you. I WILL see you someday. Adam xxx Adam_Hawkes
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10:05pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Romney says...

Very sad and totally unnecessary waste of life.
Very sad and totally unnecessary waste of life. Romney
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