Inquest opened into death of toddler who died at Ingoldmells caravan park
An inquest has now been opened into the death of a two-year-old girl who died in a fire at a caravan park in Lincolnshire.
Louisiana-Brooke Dolan of Parker Street, Newark, was found dead after police were called to reports of a blaze at Sealands Caravan Park in Ingoldmells on 23 August 2021.
Her mother Natasha Broadley and her three siblings, all under 11-years-old, managed to escape the fire.
Lincoln Coroner’s Court heard it is thought the cause of death was smoke inhalation.
A post-mortem examination had been carried out by Dr Michael Biggs at Leicester Royal Infirmary, who gave an initial cause of death as “inhalation of products of combustion”.
Coroner’s officer Jaqui Foxlow said tests to confirm the cause of death would take eight to ten weeks.
She said: “Police inquiries are ongoing on behalf of Her Majesty’s Coroner.”
“Reports will be received from the GP, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.”
Assistant Coroner for Lincolnshire Paul Cooper adjourned the inquest for a full hearing at a later date.
Louisiana Brooke’s family were not present for the short hearing.
Her funeral is due to take place on 27 September at St Mary Magdalene Church in Newark.
A GoFundMe account set up by a family friend has almost reached £20,000 of their £25,000 goal.