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Man and woman die in house fire

Formal identification has not yet taken place.

The scene of a house fire on Church Road in the village of Kirby Muxloe, near Leicester (Aaron Chown/PA)
The scene of a house fire on Church Road in the village of Kirby Muxloe, near Leicester (Aaron Chown/PA)

Two people have been confirmed dead after a severe house fire.

Firefighters, police and the ambulance service were called to Church Road in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, at 3.50am on Friday.

Police confirmed a man and a woman died in the fire, but formal identification has not yet taken place.

A fire investigation dogs vehicle could be seen parked on an adjacent road and an aerial ladder was used to tackle the blaze.

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Firefighters at the scene (Aaron Chown/PA)

Gas supplier Cadent also had vehicles near the property.

In a statement, a Leicestershire Police spokesman said: “We were called at 3.30am this morning by the fire service reporting their attendance at a house fire on Church Road in Kirby Muxloe.

“Officers and the ambulance service attended the scene.

“A woman and a man were pronounced dead at the scene.”

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Two women hug near the scene on Church Road in Kirby Muxloe (Aaron Chown/PA)

The statement continued: “Formal identification of the deceased has not yet taken place.

“A cordon is in place and an investigation into the circumstances of the deaths is continuing.”

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