Mark Hutton, group manager for Lancashire Fire and Rescue,
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Freckleton fire: Blaze 'was unsurvivable within minutes'

A teenager has been found guilty of manslaughter after starting a fire that killed four siblings in Freckleton, Lancashire.

Four-year-old twins Holly and Ella Smith and brothers Jordan, two, and Reece, 19, died on 7 January last year.

Dyson Allen, 19, of no fixed address, denied starting the fire in a bedroom wardrobe at the dormer bungalow.

Mark Hutton, group manager for Lancashire Fire and Rescue, said the blaze became "unsurvivable" within minutes.

  • 24 Jul 2013
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