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Boy, 5, dies after being rescued from house fire that mum, brother and sister survived

Mirror logo Mirror 13/02/2018 Chris Slater

Alex Clarke had been receiving emergency treatment at a hospital in Manchester © Leeds Live Alex Clarke had been receiving emergency treatment at a hospital in Manchester A boy aged just five-years-old has died in hospital after he was rescued from a fire at his family's home. 

Alex Clarke was pulled from the blaze at the home in Rothwell, Leeds, and was rushed to hospital on Sunday night.

His mum, brother and sister were all in the property at the time and were not injured.

Alex suffered burns and smoke inhalation before he was rescued, and had been receiving emergency treatment at a hospital in Manchester, Leeds Live reports.

a red fire truck parked in a parking lot: Credits: PA © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: PA West Yorkshire Police confirmed the youngster died of his injuries and family are being supported by specially-trained officers.

They have released a heartbreaking picture of Alex after news of his death was confirmed.

A joint investigation into the cause of the fire with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service is now underway.

Firefighters were first called to the fire in Second Avenue in Rothwell at around 8:30pm on Sunday night.

Crews from both Rothwell and Hunslet arrived within minutes and said they used breathing apparatus and hose reels to tackle the blaze which was located in the upstairs of the property.

They said two members of the public who tried to gain entry but were fought back by the heat and smoke were checked over by paramedics at the scene.

They confirmed there were working smoke alarms in the property but no more details about the cause have been released as the investigation continues.

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