Four siblings die in Lancashire blaze


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The Independent Online

Four siblings have been killed in a house fire after becoming trapped inside their home in Lancashire.

The victims had been celebrating their mother's birthday on Saturday night before fire engulfed the converted bungalow in Freckleton. Reece Smith, 19, four-year-old twins Holly and Ella Smith and two-year-old Jordan Smith, were taken to Preston Royal Infirmary, but were later pronounced dead. Their mother, 36-year-old Michelle Smith, was not thought to be injured. It is thought some of the casualties were taken from a small attic room at the rear of the converted bungalow.