Police are investigating after a house fire in Crewe in the early hours.
Emergency services were called out to a property on Selworthy Drive shortly after 2.30am today (17 May).
On arrival at the scene, all five occupants from the property had all managed to escape through a downstairs window.
The residents from the address, a 34-year-old woman, a 15-year-old girl and three boys, age 13, 12 and 9, were all taken to Leighton Hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.
They remain in hospital.
Detective Sergeant Richard Johnson said: “We are currently keeping an open mind into the cause of this fire and we are working closely with our partners to determine the cause of ignition.
“We are currently conducting a number of enquiries in the local area and as part of this investigation I’m keen to hear from anyone who was in the Selworthy Drive area at the time of the incident and believes that they may have witnessed anything suspicious.
“I urge anyone with any information to contact the team here at Crewe CID on 101.”
Crewe Station Manager Steve McCormick from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “When we arrived we found a well-developed fire at the property and all persons were thankfully outside and accounted for.
"Three fire engines were called to the scene and we extinguished the flames with two hose reels and a covering jet. Our investigations into the cause are currently ongoing.”