Freckleton fire: Man rearrested over deaths

Reece Smith, Holly Smith, Ella Smith and Jordan Smith The four siblings died in the fire at their house in January

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A 19-year-old man has been rearrested by police investigating the deaths of four siblings in a fire in Lancashire.

Reece Smith, 19, four-year-old twins Holly and Ella and two-year-old Jordan died in the blaze at their home in Lytham Road, Freckleton, on 7 January.

A police spokeswoman said the man, who was due to answer police bail next week, had been rearrested.

The fire, which police believe was deliberate, was started by a naked flame inside a wardrobe.

The children died from smoke inhalation as a result of the fire, which started in the converted bungalow at 23:20 GMT.

Since the incident, police have spoken to hundreds of members of the local community.

The case was the subject of an appeal on BBC One's Crimewatch in September.

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