Four children who escaped a fire in Greater Manchester in which their parents are thought to have died are now in a stable condition in hospital.
The fire broke out at the house in Withington in the early hours of Friday morning. The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside. They've still not been formally identified.
The children, who are aged between 10 and 17, escaped by jumping from a window. An investigation into what started the fire is continuing.
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Two people have died, and five others are in hospital, after a house fire in Manchester.
Police have confirmed that a man and a woman lost their lives at the scene of the blaze, in Withington, in the early hours of this morning.
Four children, aged between 10 and 17, are being treated in hospital. Another man, whose age has not been made public, is in a serious condition.
My thoughts are with the family of the man and woman after such a tragic incident and we have specially-trained officers supporting the family at this time.
We are continuing to work closely with GMFRS to establish exactly how this fire started and I urge anyone who may have witnessed the fire, or anyone in the area in the hours before the fire.
If you have any information at all contact police as soon as possible so we can piece together what happened.
Photographs from the scene of what emergency services say was a "tragic fire," show just how intense the blaze was.
Flames ripped through the house in Withington, Manchester in the early hours of this morning. Two people, a man and a woman, were killed.
Four children, aged 10 to 17, are being treated in hospital alongside another man.
Investigators have increased the size of the area that is sealed off around the house, on Parsonage Road, while they try to determine the cause of the fire.
A house fire which has killed two people, and put five others in hospital, is a "tragic incident" according to police.
Medics say they are treating four children, the youngest aged 10, and a man. Firefighters were called to the property in Withington, Manchester at 2.21am this morning.
This is a tragic incident and we are working work closely with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue to establish exactly how this fire started.
We want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the fire, or were in the area in the hours before the fire.
Two people have been killed, and five others injured, after a house fire described by firefighters as "serious and tragic."
Emergency crews were called to the blaze on Parsonage Rd in Withington, at 2.21am this morning. Medics are treating three girls, and a boy, all aged between 10 and 17. A man, whose age has not been made public, is in a serious condition.
Investigators are trying to find out what caused the fire. The area is expected to be sealed off for several hours.
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