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A teenage girl in care has died in a fire at a children's home in Shropshire.
The fire took place on Saturday night at the Bryn Melyn Care home in the remote village of Bagley Marsh, her two professional carers were unharmed.
The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene and is yet to be formally identified. Police are treating her death as unexplained.
The managing director of the private company which runs the home said:
Statement from Cllr Rachel Andrew of Walsall Council said:
A teenage girl has died after a house fire in Shropshire.
The victim, whose age has not been released, was pronounced dead after firefighters were called to a fire at a property in Bagley Marsh, near Ellesmere, late on Saturday.
A spokesman for West Mercia Police said the emergency services were called at around 11.30pm to reports of a fire in a bedroom.
The police spokesman said:
Two adults who were also in the property were unharmed.