Two women and a man die as fire sweeps through Hemel Hempstead house

Two women and a man die as fire sweeps through house in Hemel Hempstead during coronavirus lockdown

  • Officers called to Stuarts Close, Hemel Hempstead, shortly after 12.30pm today
  • The two women and one man were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said
  • Today marks 6th day Britain’s lockdown to slow the spread of deadly coronavirus
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Two women and a man have died after a fire at a house in Hemel Hempstead during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown. 

Officers were called to Stuarts Close shortly after 12.30pm today and the three people were pronounced dead at the scene.

Today marks the sixth day of Britain’s unprecedented lockdown to slow the spread of deadly coronavirus – with residents told to only leave their homes for one daily exercise session, vital goods or medical attention.

Two women and a man have died after a fire at a house in Hemel Hempstead during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown. Pictured: Fire fighters at the scene

A forensic officer puts on a protective suit before entering the property in Hemel Hempstead

Detective Inspector Iain MacPherson, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridshire 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.’

Officers were called to the Stuarts Close property (pictured) shortly after 12.30pm today and the three people were pronounced dead at the scene

A forensic officer wearing a protective suit, hair net and face mask was seen by a police vehicle at the scene

The street remained cordoned off after the fire. Two women and a man died as the fire swept through the property

 

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