UPDATED: Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after five children die in house fire
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after five children died in a house fire in Derby.
The children who died in the blaze in Victory Road, Allenton, early today were aged between five and 10.
All were understood to be children of Mick Philpott, who made national headlines after demanding a bigger council home to share with his wife, girlfriend and eight of their youngsters.
Police said that a woman in her late 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the fire.
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A sixth child, aged 13, has been transferred to hospital in Birmingham for specialist treatment.
Two adults are not seriously injured.
Crews from Ascot Drive, Nottingham Road and Melbourne fire stations were called to tackle the flames at 3.45am.
A police spokesman said an investigation into the cause of the fire was at a very early stage and it would be wrong to speculate on the cause.
A fire service spokesman said Victory Road would be closed to traffic for a number of hours.
Anyone who can help the police inquiry into the incident should contact the police on 101.
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