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An investigation's underway after a woman and a young child have died in a flat fire in Liverpool.
Two people, a woman believed to be in her 40s and a child, were found inside a flat inside the property and were both pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time police say they cannot confirm the age or sex of the child.
A joint Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
They say at this stage it is too early to draw conclusions about the cause of the fire and it is unhelpful to speculate.
The scene has been cordoned off at this time for examination and officers are continue carrying out enquiries in the local area.
Enquiries are underway to establish the identity of the two people found in the property.
A full investigation into the circumstances of the incident is ongoing.