Three children aged 12, 8 and 5 die in hospital after house fire

Three children aged 12, eight and five die and their mother, 39, is fighting for her life after house fire in Scotland

  • Fiona Alexander James and Philip Gibson were all rushed to hospital in Glasgow
  • A 39-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to a different hospital in Paisley
  • Staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital have described her condition as critical 

Three children aged 12, eight and five have died in hospital and their mother is in critical condition after a fire at a flat in Scotland.

Fiona Gibson, 12, Alexander James Gibson, 8, and Philip Gibson five, were rushed to hospital after the upper-cottage flat in Paisley, Renfrewshire, caught ablaze.

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

Fiona Gibson, 12, Alexander James Gibson, 8, and Philip Gibson five, have died in hospital and their mother is in critical condition after a fire at a flat in Scotland

Their mother, 39, was taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where she remains in critical condition.

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

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

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

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.’

Their mother, 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

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