Man and boy, 9, die in house blaze

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Published: Thursday 23rd October 2014 by The News Editor

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A nine-year-old boy and a 44-year-old man have died after a house fire, police said.

A second boy aged 11 is critically ill in hospital following the blaze at a home in Penistone, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire Police said.

A force spokesman said emergency services were called at 6.30pm yesterday and the three were taken to hospital, where the man and youngest boy were pronounced dead.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.

A police spokesman said: “A 44-year-old man and an 11 and nine-year-old boy were rescued from the property and taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

“The man and nine-year-old boy were pronounced deceased at hospital. The 11-year-old boy remains in critical condition.”

Firefighters found “a fully-developed fire throughout the house” in Tennyson Close when they arrived, S outh Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

A spokesman said the 11 year old had “life-threatening” injuries.

He added: “Our thoughts are with the family of those involved in this tragic incident.”

Published: Thursday 23rd October 2014 by The News Editor

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