Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Police name Doncaster shed fire teenager as Jack Sheldon

Jack Sheldon Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Jack Sheldon was found dead after the fire was put out

Police have confirmed the 13-year-old boy who died in a fire in a shed in South Yorkshire was Jack Sheldon.

The teenager was discovered at a property on Byron Avenue in Campsall, near Doncaster, on Thursday evening.

A joint investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire is ongoing between South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

Police said the boy's family had asked for their privacy to be respected at what was a difficult time.

The emergency services were called to the house at about 20:30 BST on Thursday as neighbours tried to tackle the fire.

Jack Sheldon's body was found after the fire service had extinguished the blaze.

A number of floral tributes have been left near the property on Byron Avenue.

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