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Kirton fatal fire: What we know so far

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Police trickled through several pieces of information on Wednesday about the fire that claimed three lives in Kirton near Boston on New Years day.

Here is a recap of the key details we know so far of the Peartree Road incident from 3am on January 1:

  • A total of five people were in the house when the blaze started
  • Three people died in the fire — all were British
  • The fatalities were a woman (27), and two men (24 and 32)
  • Police have not released their names yet
  • Two other people taken to hospital survived the blaze and have been discharged
  • Police are treating the incident as a domestic murder
  • Officers believe the suspected murderer died in the house fire
  • No other suspects are sought at this stage
  • Because of the damage from the fire, establishing the cause “might take a few days”
  • Fire investigators remain at the scene

Photo: BBC News Hub

Photo: BBC News Hub

Photo: BBC News Hub

Police and fire investigators remain at the scene. Photo: BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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