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12-year-old daughter of tragic Portadown house fire victim discharged from hospital

The community has been rallying around in support of the little girl who lost her mother in the tragic blaze, while a 25-year-old man remains in custody on suspicion of murder

Alesia Nazarova

The 12-year-old daughter of a woman who died in a tragic house fire this week has now been discharged from hospital, police have confirmed.

The news comes as police officially named the 37-year-old victim as Alesia Nazarova.

Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Wilson said police received a report of a house fire in the Church Street area of the town in the early hours of Tuesday.

She added: “Emergency services attended.  Sadly, Alesia, who was 37 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A second female occupant was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.”

DCI Wilson continued: “A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, and arson with intent to endanger life.  He remains in custody at this time.

“Our investigation continues, and I am appealing to anyone with information, or who witnessed anything untoward, to please get in touch.  Likewise, if you have captured dash cam footage, please contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 92 of 21/03/23.”

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

This week, an appeal to

An appeal to help pay for the funeral costs for Alesia was launched.

The GoFundMe page, set up by Karolina Nazarova, described Alesia as “a kind young woman who deeply loved her family, especially her daughter who is now left on her own, without her mother”.

It has since raised over £8,000.

Portadown charity organisation, Giving Grace, was also collecting donations, as well as clothing for the 12-year-old child, who had been taken to Craigavon Area Hospital.

You can help by reaching out to Giving Grace on Facebook here. You can also send money directly to the charity using these details: Name: Giving Grace C.I.C; Account Number: 39729240; Sort Code: 608371.




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