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Three dead in house fire in Hemel Hempstead as police launch investigation


THREE people have died after a blaze erupted at a home in Hertfordshire today.

Police have now launched a probe after the fire tore through the home in Hemel Hempstead at around 12.30pm.

The two women and one man were declared dead at the scene.

A joint police and fire investigation has been launched. It is not clear how the fire started or how old the victims were.

Detective Inspector Iain MacPherson, from the Beds, Cambs and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the three people who have sadly died.

"Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were already in attendance as there was a fire at the address.

"Officers and paramedics attended but sadly two women and a man were pronounced dead at the scene.

"Detectives are investigating the circumstances and forensic officers and the fire investigation team are at the location as part of this."

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