MORE than £10,000 has been raised in support of the family involved in a ‘devastating’ house fire in Redditch.

An 18-year-old girl was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after a blaze broke out at a home on Lilac Close in the early hours of Sunday, June 14 - and three others were also injured.

The teenager is still believed to be in a critical condition and the other victims also remain in hospital, according to police.

A Go Fund Me page was created by the brother of one the family members to help fund new items and to support them following the house fire.

On the fundraising page, the brother says: “In the early hours of Sunday morning our sibling brother and his family suffered a devastating fire in their home.

“The fire has taken everything they owned, we are in touch with the local council for rehoming, as their previous one (if repairable) is going to be many months away.

“While no amount of money can mend the scars they will carry forward, taking that burden away will help to a degree.

“Money will always help regardless as to how small; this will go towards anything we do not get donated, new clothes is the immediate priority, then later it will get used for the contents of the temporary home.

“Their home and belongings have all been destroyed so if anyone is getting household items in the form of donations would be most welcome once they have a new house to go into.”

Investigating officers arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of arson. He has
since been released on conditional bail.

Detective Inspector Lisa Duncan previously said: “Understandably, this incident will be a concern for local residents.

“I want to reassure them that at this time we believe it to be an isolated incident.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “In total, there were five people from the property of which four were hurt.

“A teenage girl had suffered very serious injuries.

“After assessment, she was rapidly taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with the critical care paramedic travelling with the ambulance.”