FLOWERS, messages and tributes have been left outside the tragic scene of a house fire which claimed the lives of three children and a young woman.
Lee-Anna Shiers, aged 20, along with her niece Skye Allen, two, and her nephew, Bailey Allen, four, died on Friday night after flames ripped through the first floor flat on Maes y Groes, Prestatyn.
On Sunday, Lee-Anna’s 15-month-old son, Charlie Timbrell, who was rescued from the fire, died at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Her partner, 23-year-old Liam Timbrell, who is Charlie’s father, is still fighting for his life at a specialist burns hospital.
The family thanked the people of Prestatyn for the hundreds of tributes that have been pouring in, along with the emergency services for their tireless rescue efforts.
A statement from the family said: “Lee-Anna was a kind loving and caring person. She was bubbly and liked to be around her family and friends.
She would do anything to help who ever needed it. She loved her family and we all loved her very much.
“To the lovable grandchildren, Bailey, Skye and Charlie that made us smile when we saw them.
“Skye was such a beautiful little girl, who would have grown into a wonderful woman like her mum. She loved painting her nails and wearing jewellry and being the perfect little princess that she was. She always came to visit, she would like to sit on our lap and we would walk around the markets holding hands.
“Bailey gave cuddles and hugs. He had a smile on his face and looked so much like his daddy. No matter what he always brightened the room. He was a lively little boy who always wanted to play. He was our ‘cheeky monkey’.
“Charlie loved to take cherries and grapes. He was a cheeky little chappie, only tiny, but bubbly. He was also a little rascal, who was loving like his mum. He was such an energetic baby – so lovable . He made our day when he’d put his thumbs up to everyone and wouldn’t quit until you did it back.
“Our memories will stay with us forever. We will all miss them so dearly. Sleep tight our angels.”
Bodnant Community School headteacher, Helen Vernon said the school was mourning the loss of two of its popular pupils, Bailey and Skye.
“Skye was adored by everyone,” she said. “Her little smiling face lit up the playgroup.
“And Bailey was a brilliant brother who always gave Skye a lovely welcome and a hug when she arrived with Mum and Dad to pick him up.
“We will miss him so much and our nursery will not be the same without his smile.”
Shez Harrison, who said Bailey and Skye were like her own family, said the children's mother, Jonty, is keeping a brave face on for her two other children, aged six years and four months.
“I went numb at the news.
“I am coping by organising fundraising events for the family - I think when it’s all over it will hit me.”
Prestatyn High School’s headteacher, Phil Pierce, paid tribute to former pupil, Lee-Anna.
“Everyone at school is so sad to hear of her passing as well as the loss of the little ones,” he said. “We know that the sense of community in school will help at a time like this and staff and pupils alike will draw together to support the family and friends touched by this tragedy.”
The family thanked neighbours who tried to save the victims.
THE fatal house fire that killed a young mum and three children has left a community in mourning.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, various stores in the High Street have decided to make collections on behalf of the family.
The shops involved include the Spa, where Bailey and Skye Allen’s mother, Jonty Lewis, is employed, along with the Home Bargain’s store, where Michael, the brother of Lee-Anna Shiers, works.
Staff at the Scala Cinema, where the only survivor of the house fire Lewis Timbrell once worked, have started a collection, and they are organising a fundraising film screening for November 11.
Chris Bond, general manager of the Scala, said: “Liam and Lee-Anna were such a lovely couple. Liam adored Charlie. This has been a huge shock and staff and customers have been upset.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of all those affected by the tragic fire.”
Family friend Shez Harrison, who described Jonty as the rock of the family, is helping organising stalls and activities to be held in Prestatyn High Street, on Thursday, to raise funds for the family.
Mayor of Prestatyn and Meliden, Councillor Anton Sampson, has also paid his respect to the victims, and also praised the bravery of the emergency services.
“I am extremely saddened by the recent turn of events and my heartfelt prayers go out to all the friends and families of those who lost their precious lives so tragically young,” he said.
“If I can help the community in any way possible I will be only too glad to assist.”
Canon Brian Harding has said that Prestatyn Parish Church is open to anyone who is in need of support.
THOUSANDS of people have taken to a social networking site to pay tribute to those who lost their lives.
Since Friday night’s tragic incident, a Facebook page entitled R.I.P Bailey, Skye, Lee-Anna and Charlie has been set up and has already attracted more than 1,000 members.
Well-wishers have circulated the site and have left a host heart-warming messages for the family.
Kayleigh Maria Evans, posted: “I’ll never forget you Lee or your beautiful baby boy, niece and nephews. You really were a fantastic, funny, kind, caring friend. I’ll cherish our memories R.I.P angels sleep tight I know your all up there looking after on another.”
Another member, Dawn Jones, posted: “I can't imagine how the family must be feeling, but I do know that the whole community is behind you and supports you at this horrible time. Liam was so proud of little Charlie and our little bond was formed talking about our respective Charlies. RIP to four, innocent people who did not deserve this.”
Messages left on the site were also fuelled with support for Liam Timbrell who remains in hospital.
Jayne Loco Wildgoose, posted: “I know this is R.I.P for Bailey Skye Lee-Anna and Charlie, but could we all pray Liam pulls through.”
Another post, from Miranda Macdonald, read: “Thoughts are with you Liam, be strong and keep fighting.”