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Father pays tribute to his children who died in house fire in Scotland

por Trina McCart (2020-08-10)


The father of three children who died in a tragic fire at their home in Scotland has written a heartfelt tribute on Facebook.

Alex Gibson discovered his upper-cottage flat in Paisley, Renfrewshire, was on fire when he returned from a local garage last night,  reported.   

Mr Gibson posted on Facebook saying: 'May u rest in peace little angels.' 

Fiona Gibson, 12, Alexander James Gibson, eight, and Philip Gibson, five, have died in hospital and their mother is in critical condition after a fire at a flat in Scotland

Alex Gibson (left) posted on Facebook to say goodbye to his three children (pictured) who all died following a fire at their upper-cottage flat in Paisley, Renfrewshire, last night

The children's mother Julie Daley, 39, (right) is believed to be the woman taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital last night where she remains in critical condition

The siblings died at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow shortly after they were admitted to Hospital. Pictured: A fire engine at the scene

A close-up photo shows the windows of the upper-cottage flat which have melted under the heat of the blaze which tore through the property 

His children Fiona Gibson, 12, Alexander James Gibson, eight, and Philip Gibson, five, were rushed to hospital after their home caught blaze but died shortly after.

A woman believed to be their mother Julie Daley, 39, was taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where she remains in critical condition. 

The siblings - who neighbours saw happily playing on a bouncy castle just days before tragedy struck - died shortly after they were admitted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. 

A witness to the blaze, who rushed to help, told local media: 'I don't know how to describe it, it was a raging fire, it was moving so quickly.'

Cuddly toys and ??? flowers were left outside the house today in tribute to the children who died

Members of the public are seen laying a bunch of flowers by the police cordon after three children were killed by a fire in the property in Paisley, Renfrewshire

Among the floral tributes was a bunch from Paisley and Renfrewshire North MP Gavin Newlands who left a card saying: 'We are all so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. 'Our thoughts and prayers are with you all'

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Forensic investigators enter the property in Paisley, Renfrewshire, today which was gutted by a fire last night

The children were rushed to hospital after the upper-cottage flat in Paisley, Renfrewshire, caught ablaze. Pictured: A fire engine at the scene

A woman believed to be their mother Julie Daley, 39, was taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where she remains in critical condition. Pictured: Police and firefighters at the scene

He added: 'One of the kids came out first and then an adult female. It was absolutely horrible. It's such a tragedy.'

Emergency services are believed to have received the call about the fatal blaze at around 9pm last night, reports. 

Police officers and firefighters were both at the scene. The blaze was put out by this morning.

Today, people have been leaving stuff animals and flowers outside the property which was gutted by flames.

Among the flowers left at the scene were some from Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, who wrote on a card: 'We are all so sorry for your heartbreaking loss.

Emergency services were seen at the upper-cottage flat in Paisley last night, covering both sides of the road as they tried to deal with the blaze

Fiona, 12, Alexander James, eight, and Philip, five, all died in hospital shortly after arriving from the tragic blaze in their flat last night

The siblings (pictured) died shortly after they were admitted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow

'Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.'

A police spokesperson said: 'An investigation is underway to establish the exact circumstances of this incident.'

Police ask that anyone with information contact them on 101 quoting incident number 3669 and the date June 19, 2020.  

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokesperson added last night: 'We were alerted at 9pm on Friday 19 June to reports of a dwelling fire in Paisley.

'Operations control mobilised 6 appliances to the town's Renfrew road where firefighters were met by a well developed fire within a first floor property.

'Firefighters remain on the scene working to extinguish the fire.'

Leading the tributes on social media to the three children who died was First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon who tweeted: 'No words are enough. It's just heartbreaking. My thoughts are with all who loved these poor children. Fiona, Alexander and Philip - may you rest in peace.'

Paisley-based football club St Mirren FC also tweeted their condolences, saying: 'St Mirren Football Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of three children in a house fire in Paisley last night. Our sincerest condolences go out to all affected by this tragic incident.' 

 

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon led the tributes on social media to the three children who died. Paisley-based football club St Mirren FC also tweeted their condolences