FIRE UPDATE: Rainham toddler suffered 90 per cent burns in ‘tragic accident’

The toddler found ablaze in Rainham today suffered 90 per cent burns.

Police are treating the horrific incident, in Simpson Road, as a “tragic accident”, a spokesman said.

The three-year-old girl was flown to Broomfield Hospital’s specialist burns unit by air ambulance, at around 10.25am for treatment.

A house in Simpson Road was cordoned off earlier today as detectives examined the scene.

A rug, possibly used to extinguish the flames, was visible in the driveway of the two-storey home.

You may also want to watch:

Parts of a nearby green area, known to locals as New Park - where the air ambulance helicopter landed - were also closed to the public.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter