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Boy dies after rescue from fire

A boy has died after being rescued from a blaze at a house, the fire service said.

Firefighters were called to the mid-terraced house in Crewe just before 9am on Sunday, where they rescued the boy from a bedroom at the back of the house.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the house and managed to rescue a young child from a bedroom at the rear of the property.

"The mother, a baby and a second young child had been rescued from the property before the fire crew arrived.

"It is believed they were helped to safety from a first floor window at the front of the property by neighbours."

He said firefighters helped the casualties, along with a paramedic and ambulance crews, but the boy was declared dead at the scene.

The spokesman said two neighbours who tried to help rescue the family were also injured and a total of six casualties - four adults and two children - were taken to hospital by ambulance.

He added: The cause of the fire is not known at this stage, however, a detailed investigation is being carried out by police and fire officers."

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