By Tony Winterburn • 11 December 2020 • 10:59
TWO YOUNG CHILDREN, a Boy aged 3 and a 7 -year-old Girl, have died in a house fire in Cambridge.
The two young children were pronounced dead at the scene after a blaze broke out in St Neots yesterday morning (December 10). A 35-year-old woman suffered life-changing injuries, while a 46-year-old man suffered minor injuries, according to reports.
Emergency services were called to the house in Buttercup Avenue, Eynesbury, at around 7 am, upon arrival they found flames issuing from the three-storey building. Residents were advised to avoid the area while firefighters from stations in Huntingdon, Sawtry, St Neots, Gamlingay and Cambridge tackled the fire- extra crews were bought in from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. Photos show black scorch marks and smoke damage on an exterior wall and around windows on the first and second floors of the home.
An investigation is at present underway to ascertain the cause of the fire. A police spokesperson said, quote: “Emergency services have been at the scene of a house fire in Eynesbury since yesterday morning (December 10) where two children have died. It is believed the blaze broke out about 7 am at a three-story house in Buttercup Avenue.”
He added: “A three-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl were pronounced dead at the scene, a 35-year-old woman has been taken to hospital with life-changing injuries, while a 46-year-old man has suffered minor injuries. The cause of the fire is yet to be established, however, police are working with fire investigators to get to the route of the blaze.”
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