Mourners lay floral tributes outside home where four died in blaze in Chesterfield

rossparry.co.uk / Tom Maddick'21/11/13'SEE COPY RPYFIRE'Picture shows flowers left by mourners at the scene of a house fire on Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield near Chesterfield. 'The fire broke at the home at 5am yesterday (20/11/13). claimed the lives of two adults and two children.'Another child is in hospital with minor injuries following the horror attack''rossparry.co.uk / Tom Maddick

rossparry.co.uk / Tom Maddick'21/11/13'SEE COPY RPYFIRE'Picture shows flowers left by mourners at the scene of a house fire on Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield near Chesterfield. 'The fire broke at the home at 5am yesterday (20/11/13). claimed the lives of two adults and two children.'Another child is in hospital with minor injuries following the horror attack''rossparry.co.uk / Tom Maddick

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A stream of tearful mourners is continuing to lay flowers at the scene of a house blaze which claimed four lives.

Shocked residents in North Wingfield have turned the outside of the terraced property into a shrine for Josie Leighton, aged 32, her sons Jordan Green, 12, and Tyler Green, nine, and friend Claire James, 27.

They all perished when deadly smoke and flames ripped through their home on Williamthorpe Road, on Wednesday.

Police and fire service investigations into the cause continue, but the blaze is not being treated as suspicious.

When firefighters arrived at the scene of the blaze, they found Claire’s seven year old daughter, Tia, outside in the garden.

Local residents Ian and Emma Smith said their thoughts are with the little girl.

Speaking through tears, Mrs Smith said: “I just hope that little girl is all right - she’s lost her mother just before Christmas.

“We’re trying to run around collecting clothes, toys and whatever we can to donate to her family so she’s got something. We’d do anything to help that child.

“She will have everything she wants, even if my kids have to go without their Christmas presents.

“I have eight kids myself, and just to go and see that house after what has happened, it is just the most awful, terrible thing imaginable.”

Derbyshire County Council confirmed Jordan was a pupil at North East Derbyshire Support Centre in Hasland.

Headteacher Val Fisher said: “We were saddened to hear the news of Jordan’s death and our thoughts are with his friends and family.

“Jordan had only been with us since September, but in that short time was making good progress. He was well liked by fellow pupils and staff and always had a big smile on his face.

“He enjoyed all the activities, and loved being part of a team. He was funny and sociable. We will all miss him.”

Nine-year-old brother Tyler attended North Wingfield Primary School.

A spokesman there said: “Everyone is saddened by the news and our thoughts are with the families directly affected by this tragedy.

“Tyler was a valued member of our school community and we will all miss him. He was a quiet, thoughtful, considerate boy who was polite and helpful.

“He had many good friends in school and in the community and that makes it all the more difficult to hear this news.

“We have had an assembly to remember Tyler, when the children were told, at an age-appropriate level, what has happened.

“Already the school community is committed to the idea that there will be a lasting and durable memorial to him.

“It is too early for us to say what form this may take as we wish to consult with family, school friends and staff.

“Any children who are upset will, of course, be cared for by staff in school and will be made to feel safe.”

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