Manchester

Bury girl, 4, burned after clothes set alight by gas fire

A four-year-old girl is in a critical condition after her clothes were set alight by a gas fire in a house in Greater Manchester.

Emergency services were called to Horne Street, Bury, at about 12:30 GMT on Saturday after receiving reports that a child had been injured.

Paramedics treated the girl for 60% burns to her head and body before taking her to hospital.

A police spokesman said the incident looked like a "tragic accident".

'Extensive burns'

He said it was believed that her clothes had caught fire when she walked near to a gas fire.

"She suffered extensive burns and was taken to Manchester Children's Hospital, where she remains in a critical condition," he said.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had been confined to the girl's clothes.

He said a full investigation into the incident was under way.

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