Girl, four, burned in fire accident
A four-year-old girl is fighting for her life after her clothes were set alight by a gas fire.
She suffered extensive burns to her face and body when it is thought she walked near to the appliance at a house in Bury, Greater Manchester, yesterday.
Police are currently treating the incident as a "tragic accident".
The girl was rushed to hospital, where she is in a critical condition.
Police were called by the ambulance service to the address in Horne Street at about noon.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "It is believed that her clothes had caught fire when she walked near to a gas fire.
"She suffered extensive burns and was taken to Manchester Children's Hospital, where she remains in a critical condition.
"Police are still investigating but believe it to be a tragic accident at this stage."
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said two fire engines from Bury fire station attended the scene.
A spokesman said: "The fire had been confined to the young girl's clothing but she had suffered approximately 60% burns involving her face and body. A full investigation into the cause of the incident has now commenced."
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