The fire damaged home in Derby
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Woman arrested over fatal fire

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after five children died in a fire at a house in Derby.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the house in Victory Road in Allenton at 03:45.

Police said the children who died in the fire were aged between five and 10. A sixth, aged 13, was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

A woman in her 20s was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday morning, a Derbyshire Police spokesman said.

Two adults also suffered minor injuries in the fire.

Phil Mackie reports

  • 11 May 2012