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Amy Smith (far left) and her daughter Ruby Gaunt (C) died in the fire, with Sean Gaunt managing to escapeFacebook

The three victims, including a six-month old baby, who died during an "unexplained" house fire in Derbyshire have been named.

Amy Smith, 17, her daughter Ruby Gaunt, and her 17-year-old friend Edward Green, died during the blaze at a house in Langley Mill, Derbyshire on the morning on 21 June.

Two people who were inside the house managed to escape the fire, along with three others from adjacent properties. Several neighbouring properties were also evacuated as the fire caused a gas leak.

One of those who managed to escape was Amy's partner and Ruby's father, Sean Gaunt.

Investigations are still continuing into the cause of the fire, with Derbyshire Police saying they are "keeping an open mind" and "have not ruled anything out at this early stage in the inquiry".

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said it originally received a call about a car being on fire around 3:59am before receiving a separate call to reports of a house fire two minutes later.

Neighbours described using ladders to help those stuck inside the house escape before emergency services arrived.

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) said it had treated five patients at the scene for smoke inhalation before they were taken to hospital.

Joe Garcia, EMAS associate director of operations, said: "We responded to a very tragic incident during the early hours of this morning where two adults and an infant died.

"Our crews were sent to a fire in Langley Mill after Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service called for our assistance at around 4am.

"Three ambulances, a paramedic team leader and our hazardous area response team were sent to the emergency and provided medical support to five patients for smoke inhalation.

"Four patients were taken to Queens Medical Centre and one patient to Royal Derby Hospital.

"I would like to thank our crews for their hard work at this challenging job and express our condolences to the families of those involved."