Police have launched an investigation after the bodies of a man and a young girl were found inside a house in Shropshire.
Officers forced their way into the property in Briarwood, Brookside, Telford, at around 8.45pm on Sunday night, where they found the man and child.
A police spokeswoman said the deaths are being treated as unexplained but added that there was evidence of a kitchen fire at the house.
The man and child, who are thought to be father and daughter, were confirmed dead at the scene by paramedics.
Nobody else was at the property at the time, the spokeswoman said.
She added: "West Mercia Police are currently treating the deaths as unexplained.
"Officers forced entry to the property and discovered evidence that there had been an extensive kitchen fire inside.
"The Shropshire Coroner's office has been informed and post- mortem examinations are taking place to establish the cause of death. Formal identification has not yet taken place."
She said no further details regarding the ages or identities of the man and child would be released at this point.