Police have not identified any suspects in house fire

Our thoughts go out the family and friends here. It's a tragedy what has happened here.

At this stage while the incident is being treated as suspicious, we're not looking for anyone else involved and we have not identified any suspects.

– Chief superintendent Dave Hull, Greater Manchester Police

The fire service confirmed that the fire appears to have started in the kitchen area of the house. before spreading throughout the house.

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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.