Mum says daughter is fighting for life following house fire in Wigan as neighbours speak of horror blaze

The mum of a toddler fighting for her life in hospital following a horror house fire in Wigan has spoken about the incident on social media.

Sunday, 23rd June 2019, 10:13 am
Updated Sunday, 23rd June 2019, 11:13 am
The scene of the house fire on Haworth Street in Hindley
The scene of the house fire on Haworth Street in Hindley

Leah McNamara commented on Wigan Today's Facebook page about the blaze at the property on Haworth Street in Hindley which saw her daughter rushed for medical care.

Neighbours have also been speaking of the shocking incident in the early hours of Saturday morning, which is believed to have been a chip pan fire.

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Ms McNamara responded to comments about her little girl's condition, saying: "She isn't stable, she's fighting for her life".

She later said her daughter was stable but still critical.

Those who saw the dramatic rescue of the youngster, her dad, a woman and another child from the burning building have been giving eyewitness accounts of the scene, including the moment a three-year-old had to be dropped from a first-floor window to safety.

One resident living nearby said: "The woman dropped the baby and we caught her in a blanket.

"I think it came from a washing line.

"Most of the street was out."

Another shocked neighbour said: "It wasn't nice at all. It was scary."

Emotional relatives visited the property on Saturday afternoon and thanked those living in the surrounding houses for their efforts to help.

Wiganers have also taken to social media to share messages of support for those involved.

Sarah Mather wrote: "We was there through it all and saw and heard everything it was awful we are all praying that she is ok."

The other three people rescued from the house are all unhurt.