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An eye witness has described the moment he heard an "earth-shaking" explosion in Ecclerigg near Winderemere.
The ensuing blaze went on to kill a man and a woman, Cumbria Police have said. It is thought that fireworks went off while inside a shed.
Anthony Middleton, from Stockport, saw the blaze and filmed it on his mobile phone. He was on holiday in the area with his family at the time.
Speaking to ITV News Border, he said: "We heard this almighty explosion and the best way to describe that would be a series of earth-shaking cannons going off."
– Anthony Middleton, eye witness
We heard this almighty explosion and the best way to describe that would be a series of earth-shaking cannons going off. We then looked up and saw these exhibition-style fireworks illuminating the sky, which was unusual given that it was a lovely day. We then saw thick, grey smoke bellowing from behind the trees and that's when we knew something was going badly wrong."
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The event, which is being held at Hammonds Pond Park, is in aid of Hospice at Home in Carlisle and North Lakeland.
Runners will be covered in special biodegradable paint at 2.45pm before setting off on the five kilometre route at 3pm.
Police believe that a man and woman died in a fire at Ecclerig, near Windermere on Saturday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the scene where a shed containing fireworks was on fire.
A vehicle near to the shed was also damaged by the fire.
A fire which led to the deaths of two people in Windermere on Saturday afternoon broke out in two outbuildings.
Four fire engines were called to a house in Ecclerigg, near Windermere.
– Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service
"Firefighters were called to deal with a serious fire involving two adjacent outbuildings in the grounds of a large house in Ecclerigg, Near Windermere, with reports that people might be inside the premises.
"Four fire engines from Windermere, Ambleside, Staverley and Coniston were sent to the scene and crews found a well developed fire involving the two outbuildings.
"Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets and compressed air foam to bring the fire under control. Two crews remained at the scene damping down."
Police are investigating the circumstances which led to the deaths of two people at a fire near Windermere.
Emergency services were called to the scene at 3.35pm on Saturday 30th August.
Police say two people have died in a fire at Ecclerigg near Windermere. Emergency services were called to Lakeshore House just after 3.30 on Saturday afternoon.
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Police are investigating a fire at Ecclerigg, near Windermere. Emergency services were called just after 3.30 on Saturday afternoon. Police are asking members of the public to avoid the area.