Two people killed in house fire in Wales

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Emergency services rushed to the scene in St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, during the early hours of Sunday (Picture: Google Maps)

Two people have died in a house fire in West Wales.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, during the early hours of Sunday.

Several neighbouring properties were evacuated and an investigation is under way to discover the cause of the blaze.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said: ‘The damage to the property was extensive, and sadly we can confirm two people died at the scene.

‘Our thoughts are with their family and friends at this tragic time.

‘It is not believed anyone else was at the property, however examinations are ongoing.

‘An investigation is under way to find out the cause of the fire, with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service investigators and Dyfed-Powys Police crime scene investigators likely to be at the house for several more hours.’

A number of neighbouring properties were evacuated during the incident.

‘Those living closest to the affected house will remain displaced until fire officers are certain it is safe for them to return,’ the spokeswoman added.

‘We would like to thank members of the community and local businesses for the support they have offered throughout the incident.’

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