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Police probe as four die in fire
Four people have died in a house fire, police said.
Leicestershire police were called to an address in Wood Hill, in the Spinney Hills area of Leicester, at around 12.35am.
The force said in a statement: "On attendance it was reported that occupants were still inside the property. Four people were found deceased in upstairs bedrooms.
"The fire, which caused extensive damage to the property, was extinguished by the fire service and the property has been cordoned off to allow for a full forensic examination.
"The circumstances and cause of the fire are currently under investigation and officers would ask anyone who has any information regarding the incident to please contact them."
Police were unable to confirm that they are investigating a possible link between the fire and the murder of a man in his 20s in Leicester on Thursday evening.
The dead man had been assaulted in Kent Street. He was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary but died of his injuries.