Wiltshire

Four in life-threatening condition after Swindon blaze

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Media captionA 16-month-old girl, a 60-year-old man and two women aged 20 and 21 are in a serious condition in hospital

Three adults and a young child are in a life-threatening condition after a severe fire at a house in Swindon.

Emergency crews were called just before midnight on Sunday to the terraced home in Manchester Road.

South Western Ambulance said six people were treated at the scene, with five of those taken to hospitals in Bristol and Swindon.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said it was a "traumatic incident" and an investigation was under way.

A 16-month-old girl, a 60-year-old man and two women aged 20 and 21 are in a serious condition in hospitals in Swindon and Bristol.

A boy aged 13 and a 23-year-old woman were also injured but are not thought to be in a critical condition.

People in neighbouring properties were provided with shelter at a local mosque during the night while fire crews dealt with the blaze.

Image caption Fire investigators were being sent to the property and a cordon is in place around the scene

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