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Village leaders describe Kirton as 'shocked, subdued and amazed' after house fire on New Year's day claims three lives

Kirton has been described as a “shocked, subdued and amazed” village after a fatal fire which claimed three lives on New Year’s Day.

Police are treating the “ferocious” blaze at a house in Pear Tree Road, Kirton, as a “domestic-related murder investigation”.

Although those who died have yet to be formally identified, various media reports have named two of the victims as Billy Hicks (24) and Jay Edmunds (27).

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