Arson blamed as two children die

TWO young children have died in a “suspicious” house fire, police said today.

Derbyshire Police and the county’s fire and rescue service were called to Edale Way in Buxton just after 11.45pm last night.

A police spokesman said a woman and a child escaped from a first floor window, but two young children were confirmed as having died in the fire.

He said a joint police and fire service investigation had been launched and the fire was being treated as suspicious.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cotterill said: “My thoughts at this time are with the victims of the tragedy and their families.

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“Our investigation into the cause of this fire will continue together with the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to determine how it started.’’

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