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Tragedy as four children are killed in a house fire in Stafford 

Tragedy as four children are killed in a house fire in Stafford 

Four children are killed in horror house fire that broke out in the early hours of this morning By Richard Spillett for MailOnline Published: 03:17 EST, 5 February 2019 | Updated: 03:32 EST, 5 February 2019 Four children have died in a house fire which has left two adults and another child in hospital. The

Four children are killed in horror house fire that broke out in the early hours of this morning

Richard Spillett for MailOnline

Four children have died in a house fire which has left two adults and another child in hospital.

The blaze tore through the end of terrace home in the Highfields area of Stafford in the early hours of this morning.

Fire crews have now extinguished the flames but say four children died inside before they could be saved.

Two adults and another child were taken to hospital and are expected to survive the injuries they suffered.

Police and fire crews are pictured at the scene of a fire which killed four children last night

Police and fire crews are pictured at the scene of a fire which killed four children last night

Police and fire crews are pictured at the scene of a fire which killed four children last night

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: ‘At 2:40am this morning (Feb 5) police officers and colleagues from the fire and ambulance services attended a serious house fire in the Highfields area of Stafford.

‘A search at the property in Sycamore Lane is ongoing, but it is with great sadness we can confirm the deaths of four children at the property.

‘Two adults and another child are being treated in hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

‘Colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are examining the scene as the investigation into the cause of the fire begins.

‘Our thoughts are with the family, who are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time.’

 

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