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House fire in Hull kills man and eight-year-old girl

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Humberside Fire and Rescue worked to extinguish the fire and get all of the occupants out of the building.

House fire in Hull

Two people have died in a house fire in Hull, including an eight-year-old girl, Humberside Police said.

Emergency services were called to Wensley Avenue at around 7.50am on Saturday to reports of a fire.

Humberside Fire and Rescue worked to extinguish the fire and get all of the occupants out of the building.

House fire in Hull
Forensic officers at the scene of the fire (Danny Lawson/PA)

A man was pronounced dead at the scene, while an eight-year-old girl died in hospital.

Police said officers remain on the scene while emergency services work to establish the cause of the fire.

Local resident Carl Goodfellow told the Hull Daily Mail that he had tried to warn the occupants of the house of the blaze, by banging on the door and shouting through the letterbox.

He said he came outside when he could hear shouting and saw smoke coming from the house.

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House fire in Hull
A toy rabbit and flowers have been left at the scene in tribute to those killed (Danny Lawson/PA)

“It’s devastating, you just don’t expect this sort of thing, do you,” he said.

Another witness told the newspaper that three fire engines, two ambulances and four police cars had attended the scene.

Pictures taken from the scene show officers wearing white forensic suits outside of the house, which is cordoned off by police.

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