Police say that two people who died at a house in Burnley were female.

An investigation has been launched after two people were found dead at the property in Colne Road at around 8.45am today.

Officers and emergency crews attended the scene with reports that the inside of the property was fire-damaged.

Tonight, police have confirmed that the two bodies found during a search of the property are believed to be female.

The bodies have not been formally identified yet and police have not released the ages of the deceased.

Post-mortem examinations will be carried out to establish both causes of death.

The next of kin of the two people have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

The deaths are currently being treated as "unexplained" and an investigation is underway.

Det Ch Insp Pauline Stables, of Lancashire Police’s Force Major Investigation Team, said: “These are tragic and very sad circumstances and my thoughts are with the family of those who have sadly died.

“Their next of kin are being supported by specially trained officers at what must be a very difficult and emotional time.

“We are continuing our investigation and at this time treating their deaths as unexplained.

“We would encourage anyone with information, or who saw anything unusual or suspicious, to come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0298 of October 1.

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