LIVE: Baby among three generations killed in Cwmbran house fire
8:29am Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
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Shocked neighbours described grandmother Kim Buckley as a "bubbly, popular character who was liked by all who knew her.’’
Friend Terena Mellor, 26, said: "She was a character, very loud and fun-loving. If she saw you on the other side of the road she would have shouted out your name and ask you how you were.’’
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Gwent Police confirmed that police officers have attended 15 Tillsland, Coed Eva on previous occasions. Because of this previous contact, thay have referred the case to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
RT @ArgusNCrockett: Pathologist Dr Stephen Leadbetter has just left the scene at the Cwmbran fire. Followed by what looks like a private ...— @hayleymillsFP 18 September 2012
CWMBRAN FIRE: Tributes left at scene of Coed Eva blaze
TRIBUTES are starting to be left near the scene of this morning's fire in Cwmbran. More
3:41pm Tue 18 Sep 12
No one deserves to go like this! One life lost would be bad enough,but 3 with 2 so young is despicable. If the person arrested is to blame,it's a pity there isn't a death sentence anymore!
Flowers at the entrance to Tillsland Coed Eva for the three generations killed in the fire http://t.co/ivSc0lm7— @hayleymillsFP 18 September 2012
FRAGILE: Baby Kimberley Buckley
PREMATURE: Baby Kimberley Buckley
THRILLED: Kim Buckley with grandaughter Kimberley
Flowers being laid on the entrance to Tillsland Coed Eva for the three generations killed in a fire,— @hayleymillsFP 18 September 2012
RESCUE BID: A ladder at the back of the house at Tillsland, Coed Eva in Cwmbran
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GWENT Police have praised the attitude of neighbours who "valiantly and bravely" tried to save the family killed in a Cwmbran house fire. More
Gwent Police say two men were already trying to get into the burning building when firefighters arrived. They used ladders which were still resting near the blackened windows.
Rest In Peace to the family killed in the devasting house fire in Coed Eva, Cwmbran earlier this morning!!— @welshyiddo1976 18 September 2012
Five Fire Stations and around 30 firefighters tackled the fire on Tallisland, Coed Eva this morning South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said.
Dewi Rose, Head of Operations for the service said they are still at the scene shoring up the property to enable scenes of crime officers and fire investigation team to survey the scene.
BLAZE TRAGEDY: Fire crews at the scene of the fire on Tallisland, Coed Eva in Cwmbran
Ms Brown's twin sister Terena Mellor said baby Kimberley was 11lb 9oz when she was bought home. She said Kim's twin sister had died shortly after birth after the babies were born premature.
Speaking about Ms Buckley, she said: "I used to stop and talk to her when she was walking the dogs. You could hear her laugh a mile away."
Neighbour Tania Brown said she only found out about the incident when a friend texted her this morning. She said: "I am just shocked. I just wanted to cry when I heard."
Neighbour Tania Brown, 26, said baby Kimberley had only been brought home from hospital yesterday, aged around nine months.
She said: "Kim was so excited about bringing her grandchild home. She was a really nice person." She added Ms Buckley worked as a cleaner at Primark in Cwmbran.
really sad to here the news of 3 family members who died in cwmbran as a friend of the family my thoughts are with you all— @checkoutthedj 18 September 2012
TRAGIC: A web card prepared to welcome Kay-Leigh Buckley's baby Kimberley Buckley home
DIED: Kay-Leigh Buckley, who was killed in the blaze on Tillsland, Coed Eva in Cwmbran
@torfaencouncil there is a stillness over Coed-Eva this morning its the second tradegy in a month for the 17 year olds in our area.— @saraliannsmith 18 September 2012
Neighbour Louise Price said she had known the family for around 10 years.
She said:"Kim was so bubbly. She had an infectious laugh. I really cannot believe this has happened."
Ms Price said her partner had woken her up at 4am and she saw flashing lights but it wasn't until she woke later she found out what had happened.
She described how the family had only bought home baby Kimberley yesterday.
She said: "It is just so shocking. It's so so sad."
Gwent Police confirmed of the three who died at the house fire in Cwmbran as 46-year-old Kim Buckley, her daughter 17-year-old Kayleigh Buckley and her grand daughter, six-month-old Kimberley Buckley although they have yet to be formally identified.
A 27-year-old man from the Manchester area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.
CWMBRAN FIRE: Three dead named locally
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. More
Police will be giving an official update on Coed Eva fire from the scene at 12.15.— @ArgusRMansfield 18 September 2012
Mrs Gough says she thought the screaming might have been children and only realised what had happened when she saw the news this morning.— @ArgusRMansfield 18 September 2012
Neighbour Sandra Gough says she was woken up around 3am by screaming. http://t.co/nwJBvljw— @ArgusRMansfield 18 September 2012
Neighbour Mrs Gough said: "It's terrible, absolutely terrible. If I had have known what was going on, I would have certainly tried to help."— @ArgusRMansfield 18 September 2012
CWMBRAN FIRE: Newborn baby among three generations killed
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@HudmanJohn Sounds terrible John, about 100 yards from my best mates' house by the look of it.— @diesel_y2j 18 September 2012
A large area is taped off at the scene of the house fire in Tillsland, Coed Eva, Cwmbran. House affected is end of terrace two storey house.
Whole area taped off at scene of house fire in Tillsland, Coed Eva, Cwmbran. http://t.co/sR211CTn— @ArgusRMansfield 18 September 2012
The house is an end of terrace two storey house. Upper floor appears completely burnt out.— @ArgusRMansfield 18 September 2012
8:46am Tue 18 Sep 12
Very Sad News!! Seems to be a spate of tragic stories in Cwmbran at the moment. RIP and thoughts with their family.
Upper floor of the two-storey building on Tillsland is reported to have been completely burnt out.
Streetview showing location of the fire at Tillsland, Coed Eva in Cwmbran:
Map showing location of the fire at Tillsland, Coed Eva in Cwmbran:
Terrible news about the family in Cwmbran. Just up road from my nan. Thoughts are with their families.— @Buttonmoon1982 18 September 2012
Praying for the poor people involved with and related to those killed in the dreadful house fire in cwmbran x x— @lisalozzy 18 September 2012
THREE people have died following a house fire in Cwmbran in the early hours of this morning.
A Gwent Police spokeswoman confirmed that two adults and one infant died in the blaze at Tillsland, Coed Eva.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and is currently in custody.
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.
Fire Service and police officers will this morning begin forensic investigations at the scene and conduct house-to-house enquiries in the area.
More to follow...