An eight-year-old boy has died following a house fire in Sandbach overnight.
Four fire crews were sent to Platt Avenue at 2.52am this morning (Sunday, October 30) where they found a 35-year-old woman, believed to be the boy’s mother, outside with serious burns.
Firefighters rescued the boy from the house and both were taken to Leighton Hospital, but it was later confirmed the boy sadly died. The woman remains in hospital.
Six firefighters wore breathing apparatus to tackle the blaze and neighbouring properties were also checked for fire damage.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway and ongoing.