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Fatal house fire started after 'gas supply tampered with'

A house fire that killed a couple and the husband's mother in Bolton was started after the gas supply was tampered with, police believe. It is thought one line of inquiry was that the husband had unlawfully killed his wife before starting the fire.

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Inquiry launched after three people die in a house fire

An inquiry has been launched after three people died in a house fire.

Two bodies were recovered from the address in Heaton, Bolton, while a woman was taken to hospital but died a short time later from burns.

The fire took place in Albert Road West in Bolton. Credit: Google Street View

A joint investigation by Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has been launched to find the cause of the blaze early today.

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