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Blenheim fire: Police search for missing residents enters sixth day

Burnt out cottage on Blenheim estate Image copyright Richard Leonard
Image caption Investigations continue into the cause of Wednesday's blaze

Police are still searching for two people following a fire at a cottage in the grounds of Blenheim Palace.

Officers said they "strongly" believed the two elderly occupants, who have not been named, had been inside the property.

The police and fire service are not treating Wednesday's fire as suspicious.

The residents' next of kin have been informed and investigations into the cause of the blaze continue.

Structural engineers had to be called in to make the cottage safe before a thorough search of the premises could be carried out.

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