Woman and three children die in Bolton house fire

A woman and three children have died after a house fire in Bolton.

The blaze broke out at Rosamond Street in the Daubhill area of the town just after 09:00 BST.

A man managed to escape the terraced house but two boys and a girl, all under the age of 13, and a woman were still inside.

One of the children was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman and two other children died later in hospital, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

The force said it was currently not treating the fire as suspicious.

One resident said: “It’s terrible, absolutely terrible. I saw them bringing people out. They were doing chest compressions.

“I saw them bring two out and then they put a green sheet up. I went to the window and saw smoke billowing.”

Det Ch Insp Chris Bridge, from GMP, said: “These are utterly heartbreaking circumstances and our thoughts go out to anyone affected by this tragic incident.

“This happened on a Saturday morning when many people would be up and about and I would appeal to anyone with any information about this incident to please call us.”

source: BBC