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Update: Stafford House Fire

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Detectives investigating a fatal fire in Stafford this morning have released names of the children who are believed to have died.

The children have yet to be formally identified, but are believed to be Riley Holt, aged eight, Keegan Unitt, aged six, Tilly Rose Unitt, aged four, and Olly Unitt, aged three.

Officers were called to the fire in Highfields, Stafford in the early hours of this morning, along with colleagues from fire and ambulance.

Tragically four children lost their lives.

A woman aged 24, and a man aged 28, escaped with a two-year-old boy.

The man is being treated for burns and the woman for smoke inhalation. All three are in hospital, but their injuries are not life-threatening.

Chief Inspector Gemma Ward said; "I want to reassure you we are working closely with colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service as investigative work into the cause of the fire begins.

"We would like to offer our condolences and thank the community for their support, as I'm aware groups and individuals have already been offering aid."

05 Feb 2019 15:09:47 GMT
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