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House Fire In Devon: Two Teenagers Have Died In Hospital

06/04/2013 13:51 BST | Updated 06/04/2013 13:59 BST

Two teenagers have died in hospital following a fire which ripped through a house with eight people inside, police said.

A three-year-old boy remains in hospital after being left with serious injuries in the blaze in Lee Close, in the Honiton area of Devon on Friday.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman confirmed the deceased as a 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man who who both suffered serious injuries in the fire.

The spokesman said: "Next of kin have been informed.

"Our thoughts are with family at this time and the investigation to establish the cause of the fire is ongoing. At this time the police are not treating the matter as suspicious."

Officers were alerted shortly before 8am and a total of five people were taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

The three-year-old was later transferred to the specialist Frenchay 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.