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Two children aged three and seven killed in house fire

TWO young children aged three and seven have died after a devastating blaze tore through their home in Cambridge.

The tragic boy and girl were pronounced dead at the scene after the horror in St Neots yesterday morning.

A 35-year-old woman was taken to hospital with life-changing injuries, while a 46-year-old man has suffered minor injuries.

Police are now working with fire crews to establish the cause of the fire.

Dramatic pictures show burnt-out windows and the roof charred on the property.

Horrified neighbours reported seeing flames shooting from the three-storey house as the “serious house fire” took hold.

They were asked to avoid the area as firefighters battled the blaze.

A GoFundMe page has now been set up to help the victims of the blaze.

Fundraiser Gemma Phillips said: “Having only recently been impacted by the devastation caused by the fire of my Aunt’s home, my heart completely goes out to this family.

“I can only imagine the suffering they are going through.

“Let’s show them we care by donating to help them through the immeasurable trauma they must be experiencing.”

Cambridge Police today confirmed they are still on the scene.

A police spokesperson said: “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 7am at a three-story house in Buttercup Avenue.

“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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