Twins die in `suspicious' fire at their Ayrshire home

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A HOUSEFIRE which left young twins dead yesterday is being treated as suspicious by Strathclyde police.

Seven-year-old Kevin and Louise Miller were found dead in their Ayrshire flat by firefighters who had battled to rescue the children from the blaze. Their 31-year-old mother, Janice Graham, is being treated in hospital for smoke inhalation. Superintendent Iain Gordon said forensic officers were still at the scene in Kilwinning carrying out "extensive inquiries in an effort to establish the cause". Police are waiting to interview the mother.

The fire broke out yesterday morning and a neighbour raised the alarm after hearing a smoke detector go off. The fire brigade arrived within minutes to find smoke billowing from a first floor window.