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Doncaster House Fire Victim Identified
A two-year-old girl who died after a house fire in South Yorkshire has been formally identified by police.
Libby-Jayne Hornsby was rescued by firefighters from a bedroom window of a house in Don Street, Conisbrough, but died in hospital on Thursday night.
The cause of the fire has not been revealed, but investigators have confirmed the blaze involved bedding in the main bedroom on the first floor of the property.
They also said that the found no evidence of working smoke alarms inside the house.
Police said no-one else was injured in the fire, which broke out shortly before 8pm.
Steve Green, of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, said it was too soon to rule out suspicious circumstances.
He said the police and local authority are investigating who was in the house when the fire started.
Mr Green said: "When the crews arrived there was just the one person in the house, which was the child on the first floor.
"This was a truly tragic incident and our thoughts are very much with all of those affected.
"Multi-agency investigations into what caused the fire are still ongoing.
"Smoke alarms give you the extra moments to escape if a fire starts and we once again urge people to have working alarms fitted on every level of their homes."
Flowers left at the scene read: "Sleep tight Libby. Goodnight. God bless."
Neighbour Zoe Backhouse, whose daughter is the same age as Libby-Jayne and went to the same nursery, told Sky News: "It's awful to think the family has lost such a little angel.
"They really are a nice family. It's heart-breaking."