Murder investigation launched after two toddlers, 1 and 3, die in fire

A murder probe has been launched after two children died and a woman was left critically injured in a fire at a flat in Nottingham.

Police said in a statement: “A murder investigation is under way after two children died and a woman left in a critical condition following a flat fire.

“Emergency services were called to reports of a fire in Fairisle Close, Clifton, at 3.17am today (Sunday 20 November 2022).

“The fire was in a first floor flat of a two-storey residential property.

“Neighbouring properties were temporarily evacuated as fire crews tackled the blaze, which was extinguished at around 4am.

“A woman and two young children were treated at the scene by EMAS for smoke inhalation and taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.”

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