Four children die in two house fires

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Four young children were killed yesterday in two separate house fires.

Three sleeping children died when fire swept through a house in Redcar, Cleveland. They were named as Kimberley Walker, 5, her brother, John, 10, and their 11-year-old half-sister Susan Hall. Tina Walker, the children's mother, suffered burns and injuries from a fall. Her husband, John, and three teenagers in the house escaped uninjured.

In the second incident, a two-year-old girl died in a fire which severely damaged a terraced house in Derby.