3 Oct 2017

Child burned in Hastings fire dies in hospital

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 3 October 2017

Fire investigators will this morning to be back at the scene of yesterday's workshop fire in central Hastings. Three children aged, seven, eight and 10, were in the derelict workshop when fire broke out.

One of the children - a 10-year-old boy - has died in hospital, and police are treating the fire as suspicious. The building is right behind an old sports bar, which itself has been closed since a fire last year. Eastern assistant fire commander Nigel Hall joins us with the latest.