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Two die in Liverpool house fire

Credit: Liverpool Echo

Two people have died after a house fire in Liverpool. The victims, who have not yet been identified, were pulled from a burning building in Old Swan on Wednesday evening.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to the fire in Dovercliffe Road at 8:52pm.

Crews in three fire engines found the house was "well alight" when they arrived on scene just three minutes later. The fire is not being treated as suspicious at this time, the fire service said.

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"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and located two people.

"They were taken to hospital by paramedics where they were both sadly pronounced dead."

– MFRS statement