Fire deaths mother fights for life
A mother of three young children killed in a house fire is fighting for her life in hospital as the grandmother of the victims thanked friends, family and neighbours for their "fantastic support".
Three-year-old Maddie Hudson, Anthony Hudson, five, and William Beale, nine, died in the blaze in Clarence Avenue, Bridlington.
Their mother, 27-year-old Samantha Hudson, was rescued from the house and remains in hospital in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
Sharon Hudson said her daughter remained in a stable condition.
She said: "She is still stable, that is all we know. We would like to thank friends, family and neighbours for their fantastic support at this time."
The front of the burnt-out house was boarded up by workmen and about a dozen floral tributes were left at the scene.
A teddy bear had also been left at the front of the house, which remained cordoned off.
Neighbours described their desperate attempts to save the children, who were taken out of the house "like rag dolls" by firefighters.
Fire crews and police were called to the cul-de-sac, which is just a short walk from the beach, at 11.58pm on Thursday.
Nurse Lesley Salisbury, 59, said she helped perform first aid on the youngsters and ended up going to hospital herself.