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  • 13 August 2014, 1:37

Fire Engulfs Car With Young Children Inside

Two young children and a woman are seriously ill in hospital after a fire engulfed a car on a country lane.

One of the injured - a five-year-old boy - is fighting for his life, while a six-year-old girl and 37-year-old woman are said to be in a serious condition.

Hampshire Police have launched an investigation into the blaze involving a Ford Fiesta car in Merdon Castle Lane, Hursley, near Winchester, Hampshire.

A police spokesman said a member of the public raised the alarm at 8pm on Monday and the cause of the fire was being investigated.

The three injured are all from Southampton and the next of kin have been informed, police said.

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