A fireman found all six children still in bed covered by bedding following the fire at the Philpott home in Victory Road, the jury at Nottingham Crown Court has been told.
Jade Philpott, 10, and her brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five, all perished in the fire at their parents' semi-detached home in the early hours of May 11.
Their older brother Duwayne, 13, died of his injuries in Birmingham Children's Hospital two days later.
More top news
As police warn disruption at Dover is set to continue, volunteers who came to the aid of stranded motorists offer further assistance.
A man and woman have been arrested after a five-year-old died after an incident at a water park in Market Bosworth on Saturday, police say.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has called on Labour to unite amid an escalation in divisions that threaten to "destroy" the party.