Police had been called to reports of barn fire at the property around 5.30pm yesterday (30th Sept). On arrival two barns were ablaze as well as a van that was parked nearby.
Isobel and her 1-year-old step sister were in the van when the fire broke out and despite efforts by her 37-year-old stepfather and mother they were only able to rescue the 1-year-old girl before being beaten back by the flames and injured.
The family, including the girl’s 22-year-old mum, had been at the farm tending to a horse before the fire broke out.
After receiving overnight treatment at Pinderfields Hospital the 37-year-old man and 1-year-old girl have been discharged and the family have asked the media to respect their privacy at this very difficult time.
A joint investigation is ongoing between the police and fire service to establish the exact circumstances leading to the fire.