UPDATE: Three children die in Paisley house fire

20th Jun 2020

Police Scotland officers are continuing enquiries following a fatal fire at a flat in Paisley on Friday, 19 June, 2020.

Three children aged 12, eight and five have died in hospital after a fire at an upper cottage flat in Paisley.

Around 9pm on Friday, 19 June, emergency services attended a report of a fire at an upper cottage flat in Renfrew Road, Paisley.

Three children, (pictured) Fiona Gibson (12), Alexander James Gibson (8) and Philip Gibson (5) were taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, but sadly died a short time after admission.

A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.  A 39-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. Hospital staff describe her condition as critical.

A police spokesperson said: “An investigation is underway to establish the exact circumstances of this incident. Anyone who has information that could assist our enquiries should contact police on telephone number 101 quoting incident number 3669 of 19 June 2020.”

UPDATE on Monday afternoon, 22 June 2020:

Police in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde can confirm a fatal fire in Paisley is not being treated as suspicious.

The incident happened around 9pm on Friday 19 June, 2020 within a flat on Renfrew Road, Paisley. Officers attended alongside the fire service and ambulance service.

Three children – aged 5, 8 and 12 – were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow and died a short time later. A 39-year-old woman was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where she remains and her condition is now described as not life threatening.

Chief Inspector Rhona Fraser, area commander for Paisley, said: “My thoughts are with the family and the effect this has had on them and the local community.  Officers remain at the address while enquiries continue. This is standard procedure and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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