BREAKING: Boy, nine, and man die in fatal house fire in Penistone

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A nine-year-old boy and a man have died in a house fire in Penistone tonight.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in Tennyson Close at around 6.30pm.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “On arrival they found a fully-developed fire throughout the house and rescued three people from the property.

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of fire crews, an 44-year-old man and a nine-year-old boy died in this incident.

“An 11-year-old boy is in hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries.

“An investigation into the cause of the fire has started and will resume on Thursday.

“Our thoughts are with the family of those involved in this tragic incident.”