Two children aged three and seven die in Cambridgeshire house fire

Yahoo UK Staff
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Two children aged three and seven die in Cambridgeshire house fire

Two children aged three and seven have died following a house fire in Cambridgeshire.

Emergency services were called to the fire in Buttercup Avenue in Eynesbury, a suburb of St Neots, Cambs, early on Thursday morning.

It is believed the blaze broke out about 7am at a three-story house on a modern housing estate.

A three-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 35-year-old woman was taken to hospital with life-changing injuries, while a 46-year-old man has suffered minor injuries.

Two children have died after a devastating house fire in Cambridgeshire yesterday.
Two children have died after a devastating house fire in Cambridgeshire yesterday.
The fire also left a woman, 35, with life-changing injuries and a man, 46, with minor injuries.
The fire also left a woman, 35, with life-changing injuries and a man, 46, with minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established, with police now working alongside fire investigators.

Crews from Huntingdon, Sawtry, St Neots, Gamlingay, Cambridge, along with crews from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene.

Nearby residents hasd raised the alarm after they noticed a "serious house fire" had taken hold of the property in the Knights Park development near a Tesco superstore.

Cambridgeshire police said yesterday: “We were called at 7.16am this morning, Thursday December 10, by the ambulance service reporting a fire at a house in Buttercup Avenue, Eynesbury.

“All three emergency services are in attendance. Residents are advised to avoid the area while emergency services respond to the incident.”