North Wingfield house fire: Tyler and Jordan Green tributes paid

Jordan Green, left, and his brother Tyler Green Jordan Green and Tyler Green were pulled from the first floor of the house but died in hospital

Related Stories

Tributes have been paid to two brothers who died along with their mother and another woman in a house fire.

Tyler Green, nine, and Jordan Green, 12, died in hospital after the fire in North Wingfield, near Chesterfield in Derbyshire, on Wednesday morning.

Their mother Josie Leighton, 32, and Claire James, 27, died at the scene.

The boys' head teachers said Jordan was "well liked" and "sociable" while Tyler was described as "quiet, thoughtful" and "considerate".

'Full of beans'

Val Fisher, head of the North East Derbyshire Support Centre in Hasland where Jordan attended, said: "He was well liked by fellow pupils and staff and always had a big smile on his face.

"He enjoyed all the activities, and loved being part of a team. He was funny and sociable. We will all miss him."

Josie Leighton with her son Tyler Green Josie Leighton, pictured with her son Tyler, died in the house fire

Simon Dormand, head teacher at North Wingfield Primary School, which Tyler attended, said the school was discussing a memorial to him.

He added: "Tyler was a valued member of our school community and we will all miss him.

"He was a quiet thoughtful, considerate boy who was polite and helpful. He had many good friends in school and in the community and this makes it all the more difficult to hear this news."

Lynn Leighton, the boys' grandmother, said all three would be "greatly missed".

"Josie was a lovely, loving daughter who had lots of friends," she said.

"Tyler was always happy. He loved life, he loved school and was always full of beans.

"Jordan was a real character. He loved his family, especially his grandma, and always had lots of friends."

'Tragedy and shock'
Claire James Claire James died in the blaze

The fire service was called to the house shortly before 05:00 GMT on Wednesday.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service area manager Kam Basi said firefighters "battled quite arduous conditions" in the house which was "heavily smoke-logged".

A police and fire investigation has started, but a cause has not yet been determined. It is not thought to be suspicious at this stage.

A post-mortem examination found all four victims died from smoke inhalation.

A seven-year-old girl who escaped from the fire was found in the garden suffering from smoke inhalation. She has been discharged from hospital and is now being cared for by relatives.

Richard Markham-Smith, 44, who lives in the street, said: "My heart goes out to the relatives and the girl who survived. I just cannot comprehend what she's going through."

Natascha Engel, MP for north-east Derbyshire said: "North Wingfield is a very close-knit community and everybody feels the devastation, tragedy and shock of this.

"I know they will be giving all the support possible to the families and the little girl."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Derby

Weather

Derby

18 °C 13 °C

BBC Local Live

  1.  
    News on the hour 08:55: Sally Swinfen Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    A Derbyshire mum says she's trying to work out how her son ended up with a £7,000 mobile phone bill. More on this in my 09:00 news bulletin.

     
  2.  
    Keogh linked with Prem move 08:40: Owen Bradley BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County boss Steve McClaren has confirmed other clubs have inquired about his players this summer, but says he is confident he can keep the squad together.

    Richard Keogh

    Reports this morning claim Burnley have made a £1.5m bid for Rams captain Richard Keogh, but McClaren says he expects the defender to sign a new deal soon.

     
  3.  
    Child's £7,000 phone bill 08:27:

    A Derbyshire mother is demanding answers after her 12-year-old son racked up a £7,000 bill playing a game on his mobile phone.

    T-Mobile told Theresa Cox, from Breaston, it was only passing on charges set by the game's developer and approved by the customer.

    Ms Cox says she should have been alerted that costs were escalating. Game developer Super Cell has not commented.

     
  4.  
    Findern delays 08:15:

    A lane is blocked on the A50 in Findern because of a broken down vehicle, warns BBC Travel News.

     
  5.  
    Cool and cloudy 08:04: Charlie Slater BBC Weather

    It's a cloudy start with the occasional bright spell and there could be drizzly showers through the day. Highs of 18C (64F).

     
  6.  
    08:00: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Good morning. I'll be bringing you today's updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

     

Features

  • A painting of the White House on fire by Tom FreemanFinders keepers

    The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814


  • Chris and Regina Catrambone with their daughter Maria LuisaSOS

    The millionaires who rescue people at sea


  • Plane7 days quiz

    What unusual offence got a Frenchman thrown off a plane?


  • Children testing a bridge at a model-making summer school in Crawley, West SussexTiny shipyard Watch

    The art of making boats out of coffee stirrers


Elsewhere on the BBC

Programmes

  • A map of social media interactionsClick Watch

    Twitter's map of the Middle East conflict – how the two sides react to each other on social media

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.