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Two kids aged three and seven die in tragic house fire as woman badly injured

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Two young children have died in a tragic fatal house fire, authorities have confirmed.

The blaze tore through a home in St Neots, Cambridgeshire killing a boy, 3, and a 7-year-old girl.

A 35-year-old woman suffered life-changing injuries, while a 46-year-old man suffered minor injuries.

Police have launched an investigation into the cause of the inferno.

Emergency services scrambled to the fire in Eynesbury, St Neots, at 7am on Thursday, December 10.

They arrived to find flames bellowing from the three-storey building, Cambridgeshire Live reported.

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

Police have now confirmed that two children died in the blaze as they launch a probe.

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.

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"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."

Pictures of the scene show black scorch marks surround windows of the village residency.

Residents were advised to avoid the area as firefighters battled to put the blaze out.

Photos from the residential area show a police cordon had been put in place, while at least four fire engines and several police cars and ambulances were in attendance.

An air ambulance vehicle was also spotted parked at the scene.

Crews from Huntingdon, Sawtry, St Neots, Gamlingay, Cambridge, along with crews from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were scrambled to the scene.

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