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Devon House Fire: Toddler, 3, Dies Of Injuries

06/04/2013 20:32 BST | Updated 06/06/2013 10:12 BST

A three-year-old boy has died of his injuries following a house fire which also killed two teenagers, police said.

The child was being treated at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol following yesterday's blaze in the Honiton area of Devon but was pronounced dead this afternoon.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed the deaths of a 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man earlier on Saturday.

A spokesman said: "It is with great sadness that police can now report that the three-year-old boy, who was taken to the specialist burns unit at Frenchay hospital, has today been pronounced deceased.

"Our thoughts are with the family at this time and the investigation to establish the cause of the fire is ongoing."

Officers were alerted to the fire in Lee Close shortly before 8am and a total of five people were taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with the three-year-old later transferred to hospital in Bristol.

A six-year-old boy and a man in his 30s were also treated for smoke inhalation.

Seven members of one family and another person were in the property when the blaze broke out.