May 6 2009
Two young boys have died after being dramatically rescued from a house fire.
The youngsters, aged two and four, were pulled by firefighters from a bedroom their home in Rashcliffe Hill Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
They were rushed to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, but later died from their injuries.
The cause of the blaze is being investigated, but police said it was not being treated as suspicious.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 1.12pm on Wednesday to reports of a house fire in the town's Folly Hall area.
The spokesman said firefighters from Slaithwaite, Meltham and Cleckheaton, wearing breathing apparatus, rescued two young children from a back bedroom and they were taken to hospital by ambulance.
West Yorkshire Police said the victims were aged four and two and lived in a property in Rashcliffe Hill Road.
A police spokesman said he was unable to say if the boys were related.
He said: "We are now working with fire investigators to establish the full circumstances of the fire."
The row of recently built houses was cordoned off as police and fire officers investigated.