Young family fighting for their lives after apartment blaze

AN investigation is continuing into the cause of an apartment blaze in Stoke-on-Trent earlier today, which has left a young family fighting for their lives in hospital.

A woman in her 20s, a six-month-old baby girl and a six-year-old boy are all in the Royal Stoke Hospital in a critical condition.

A man was also taken to hospital and treated for an ankle injury after jumping from a first floor window.

The emergency services were called to a block of flats in Ringland Close, Hanley at around 6am.

Anyone with the investigation into the blaze is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 134 of October 1.