Woman, 28, fighting for life and three children hurt after fire rips through home

A WOMAN is fighting for her life and three children were hurt after fire ripped through a home

The 28-year-old woman was rescued after being trapped in the terraced property in Tonypandy, South Wales by the blaze.

She taken to hospital where she remains in a critical condition after Tuesday afternoon’s fire.

The fire broke out around 4.45pm and the three children were treated for smoke inhalation.

A 26-year-old man has been arrest in connection with the fire.

"I have never seen such black smoke,” said neighbour Elwydd Jeffrey, WalesOnline reports

“It was so thick and dense you could hardly see through the window. I thought there would be no house left, that's how bad it was."

A police investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident is continuing.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Lewis said: "We are keeping an open mind as to what caused the fire and at this stage we cannot rule anything out.

"We have a team of officers who are working hard to establish what happened."

If anybody does have information they should contact South Wales Police, giving occurrence number *333467.

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