A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder following a tragic house fire that killed a young woman and two children.
North Wales Police can confirm that the two people in custody following last night’s fire in Prestatyn are a 45-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman.
A 20-year-old female, a four-year-old-boy and a two-year-old girl died in the blaze on Maes y Groes in Prestatyn last night.
Those arrested were residing in the ground floor flat underneath the victims.
One eyewitness, Adele Gordon, who lives a few doors away from the flat, was alerted to the blaze by a "big bang" and desperate pleas for help from those trapped.
“I heard a big bang and then shouting – the man was shouting that his kids were inside.” she said.
The neighbour watched in horror as firefighters from Rhyl and Prestatyn, wearing breathing apparatus began their rescue operation to free the flat's occupants.
“Children were being pulled out of the window," said Mrs Gordon. "It was horrendous.”
A 15 month old baby boy, who is the son of the woman who died, was saved in the fire and is said to be in a critical condition.
Her 23-year-old partner, who also escaped with his life, is receiving treatment for his injuries which are described as serious.
Although related to the two children, the 20 year old woman is not their mother.
A joint police and fire and rescue service investigation continues into the incident.
Detective Superintendent, John Chapman, said: “We would appeal for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the Maes y Groes area yesterday evening to get in contact as soon as possible by calling us on 101.
“We are deploying Family Liaison Officers to work closely with the next of kin at this difficult time.
“There is a team of dedicated officers working on specific lines of enquiry in relation to this incident.”