Three children die in house blaze

Six people escape 'severe fire' in family home
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Three children died and three people were rescued after a house fire in Northumberland last night.

Three children died and three people were rescued after a house fire in Northumberland last night.

Three other people escaped from the fire at the semi-detached house in East Acres, Widdrington, police said today.

A fireman was injured and treated in hospital overnight.

A Northumbria fire brigade spokeswoman said they were called to a "severe fire" in the ground floor of the property just before midnight.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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