Two people dead in Yorkshire house fire and one man escaped as local hero tried to save lives

An investigation is underway after two people sadly died in a house fire near Selby on Sunday (June 19).

Two people sadly died at the scene of a house fire in Camblesforth on Sunday morning, despite the efforts of firefighters and a local man to save their lives.

One man managed to escape the property and is currently receiving medical treatment.

Firefighters were called to the house shortly after 5am on Sunday, with crews from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Humberside Fire and Rescue, and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue in attendance.

Two people have sadly died in a house fire near Selby

They managed to bring the blaze under control at approximately 7.30am, and no neighbouring houses were damaged.

A joint police and fire service investigation to determine the cause of the fire is now underway.

"We are asking people to come forward with any information that could help the inquiry," officers said.

"If you can help please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and speak to the Force Control Room. If you’d prefer to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 08000 555 111. Please quote ref: NYP-19062022-0081."