Two women and three children dead after Sheffield fire

Two women and three children have been killed after a house fire in Sheffield. Police and fire officers have begun an investigation into the blaze in the Sharrow area of the city.

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Sheffield deaths reminder of fire's 'devastating effects'

The house fire that claimed the lives of five people, including three children, in Sheffield is "a tragic reminder of the devastating effects of fire", a spokesperson for the fire service has said.

Phil Shillito, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue area manager, said 25 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze.

He also confirmed that a smoke detector was present in the property.

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