Tributes have been paid to a family who died after a house fire in Hounslow. 

Five family members, including three children, were killed in a blaze in Channel Close just before 10.30pm on November 12.

The adults were named locally as Aroen Kishen, his wife Seema, and one of the children named Riyan.

One man, believed to be Mr Kishen, left the property before emergency crews arrived.

He was later taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A sixth person is currently unaccounted for.

A tribute left at the scene on Tuesday from a Mrs Sheldon said: “Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow at hearing the loss of three beautiful souls.

“Forever in our hearts! Good night and god bless.”

Another tribute left at the scene from “year 6“ read: “Dear Riyan. I am so sorry that this has happened to you.

“All crying today and missing you today. You are still part of our family.

“We will never forget you, and you will always be in our hearts. May God grant you eternal life in heaven.”

A reduced police cordon remained in place around the house today (November 14).

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and no arrests have been made.

Residents from the area described seeing smoke on Sunday evening, but were unsure if it was related to Diwali fireworks.

Speaking at a press conference at the scene on Monday, Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, when asked if he could rule out fireworks as a possible cause of the fatal blaze, said: “At this stage, this is being investigated both by ourselves and specialist fire officers.

“I am not ruling anything out, I don’t think we are in a position to do that.

“We keep an open mind, it is such an early stage and there is an awful lot of work to be done.”