Nottingham: Murder probe launched after baby and child, 3, die in fire

The incident took place in the Clifton area of Nottingham (Google Maps)
The incident took place in the Clifton area of Nottingham (Google Maps)

A murder investigation has been launched after two children died and a woman was left critically injured in a fire at a flat in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Police said.

The fire occurred in the first-floor flat of a two-storey residential property in Fairlisle Close, Clifton, at around 3.17am on Sunday.

Fire crews tackled the blaze, and it was extinguished at around 4am. A woman and two children, aged three and one, were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

They were taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Despite the efforts of medical staff, the two children were pronounced dead at the hospital.

The woman remains in a critical condition, police added.