It is believed the man and girl who died in a west Hull house fire on Saturday was a dad and his daughter.

Emergency services were called to Wensley Avenue, off Cottingham Road, at 7.50am on Saturday morning after reports of a fire at a house.

Fire, police and ambulance services worked to extinguish the blaze and get the occupants out of the building.

Tragically, the man was pronounced dead at the scene while the ten-year-old girl, who had been taken to hospital, has also sadly died. Police initially said the girl was eight years old.

The house in Wensley Avenue remains cordoned off as emergency services investigate.

A woman whose daughter knew the little girl who tragically died said: “I’m heartbroken. I just can’t believe it, I just can’t believe it.”

While a resident said: “It’s really worrying, I just wanted to come down and see what had happened because I was wondering who it was.

“Living down here you get to know everyone.”

A house has been cordoned off in Wensley Avenue
A house has been cordoned off in Wensley Avenue

A Humberside Police statement said: “Emergency services are currently at the scene of a fire at a house on Wensley Avenue in Hull.

“Humberside Fire and Rescue, ambulance and police were called at 7.50am today to reports of a fire at a house. Emergency services worked to extinguish the fire and get the occupants out of the building.

“Tragically two people have died in the fire.

"A man was pronounced dead at the scene and a girl, who had been taken to hospital, has sadly died.

“There will be a scene guard in place today as emergency services continue to work together to establish the cause of the fire.

“If anyone is able to help with our investigations please call us on 101 quoting log 127 25 January 2020.”

Another woman, who lives a few doors away from the house, said: “It’s shocking. Really shocking.

“You just never think it would happen somewhere like this”

And one person who lives on the street said her heart "just went" when she was told to "get back" by police.

”I woke up and thought they must be going past on Cottingham Road," she said.

“I was looking out the window but the police were saying get back, get back so you know then that it’s not good.

”My heart just went, it’s awful.

“It’s a real shock, it’s a quiet street.”

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