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30 years in prison for family fire killer

A woman who murdered five members of a family, including three young children, in a fire described as “an act of exceptional wickedness” has been jailed for at least 30 years.

 Pictures released by North Wales Police showed how the fire started by alcoholic Melanie Smith (43), reached 200C (392F) as flames ravaged the flat in Prestatyn.

Mother-of-five Smith, jailed for life yesterday, started the blaze because she was angry a buggy was left in a hallway.

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