Hessle Farm fire
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Wragby riding stable fire: Father tried to save girl

A two-year-old girl died in a burning van during a fire at a West Yorkshire riding stables despite attempts by her mother and stepfather to save her.

The 37-year-old man saved his one-year-old daughter from the blazing vehicle at Hessle Farm, in Wragby, Wakefield, on Friday evening.

But the girl's two-year-old stepsister, Isobel June Dobson, of South Elmsall, died in the van.

The man and his surviving daughter were treated in hospital for burns.

  • 01 Oct 2011
  • From the section UK