Tributes paid to victim of Wigan house fire tragedy
Tributes have been paid to a woman who died following a house fire in Wigan.
Officers were called around 5pm on Sunday 20 June 2021 to St James Grove, Wigan to a report of a fire at a property.
Emergency services attended but, despite the best efforts of medical staff, a woman in her 30s sadly died a short time later. She has been named locally as Cat Campbell.
A joint investigation between Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is on-going, but the fire is not being treated as suspicious at this time.
Tributes were paid on social media in the hours after the tragedy. One person commented: "R.I.P cat still in total shock that ur gone I will miss u n u will always remember the crazy times we had love u girl rest easy."
Another said: "So tragic, thoughts are with her immediate family and partner. Rest in peace."
A third posted: "So awful my thoughts are with her family and partner. Sleep peacefully Kat, x".
A fund-raiser to support the victim’s family has been organised, details of which were shared to the Wigan Today Facebook page.
A raffle and auction night will be held at the Prince of Wales in Woodhouse Lane on Thursday, July 8 from 7pm.
Entry to the event will cost £10, with all proceeds going to Cat’s family.
A spokesperson for GMFRS said: “At 4.20pm on Sunday, 20th June, three fire engines from Wigan, Hindley and Leigh were called to reports of a fire on St James Grove, in Wigan.
“The fire involved the kitchen of a semi-detached home. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used three hose reels and two positive pressure ventilation units to extinguish the fire.
"Fire crews were in attendance for several hours.”
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