Parents of Alysia Salisbury describe 'unimaginable pain'May 28, 2023
Parents of ‘beautiful’ girl, five, who died in fire which ravaged family home while they were inside are in ‘unimaginable pain’ and have ‘lost absolutely everything’
- Tributes have flooded in from neighbours of the ‘beautiful sister and daughter’
- Officers are still investigating the cause of the blaze
The parents of the five-year-old girl who died in a severe house fire in Wales this weekend have described their ‘unimaginable pain’ of losing their daughter.
Alysia Salisbury was killed when a blaze broke out in a house in the small village of Pontyglasier, near Crymych, Pembrokeshire late last night.
Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the little girl died at scene of the incident.
The ‘beautiful daughter and sister’ is survived by both her parents, who managed to save her two older siblings during the horrific blaze.
Specialist members of Dyfed-Powys Police are supporting the family, who have asked for privacy.
Alysia Salisbury, five, was killed when a blaze broke out in Pembrokeshire late last night. Alysia, (pictured) hailed by her loved ones as a ‘beautiful daughter and sister’, died at the scene despite efforts by emergency services
‘As a community, our hearts go out this local family,’ neighbour John Davies said after the blaze destroyed top of the house
Emergency services were still present at the scene this morning to find the cause of the fire
Neighbouring farmer John Davies, who is also a councillor for Pembrokeshire, has told of how he tried to console the family just hours after the horrific tragedy.
‘As a community, our hearts go out this local family,’ he told the Sun.
‘I have spoken to the parents and they are going through unimaginable pain right now and they will be for a long time to come.
‘The family moved here around four years ago and although they are very private people, they have become part of our community.
‘They had all been inside the house when the fire started. It is an unbelievable tragedy.’
County councillor, Shon Rees, also offered his condolences to the family, saying: ‘Our thoughts at present are with the family during this awful and tragic time.
‘This family has lost absolute everything, including a young child, and we as a community are doing everything we possibly can to support them.’
DCI Llyr Williams said: ‘Our thoughts are with the family and the local community at this tragic time. HM Coroner has been informed and officers will now work with colleagues form the fire service to establish the cause of the fire.
‘The family request privacy at this difficult time’
Police officers are currently investigating the cause of the incident, which occurred shortly before 10pm.
‘Our thoughts are with the family and the local community at this tragic time,’ DCI Llyr Williams said in a press release this afternoon.
‘HM Coroner has been informed and officers will now work with colleagues form the fire service to establish the cause of the fire.
‘The family request privacy at this difficult time.’
Dyfed-Powys Police were still at the scene late this morning as they probe the incident, The Pembrokeshire Herald reported. Officers are expected to continue their investigation throughout the day.
Police were called to a residence in Dolgoed, Crymych shortly before 10pm yesterday for reports of a house fire
Police drone images show the damage of the fire, which tore through the roof of the property
First responders worked diligently throughout the night in order to extinguish the fire, with multiple fire services, police units and paramedics attending the scene.
A representative from the Welsh Ambulance Service told MailOnline that it sent a rapid response vehicle and an emergency ambulance to the scene. Crews were supported by the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the Welsh Air Ambulance and the Urban Search and Rescue Team were among those who attended the scene.
The operation also saw fire crews from Crymych, Cardigan, Newcastle Emlyn, Whitland and Fishguard in attendance, with specialist kit including a turntable ladder from Haverfordwest and a water bowser from Milford Haven.
A police drone was used this morning in order to establish the damage to the property and how it may have started.
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