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Saturday, 17 March, 2001, 09:55 GMT
Police renew appeal over fire deaths
Fire and police officers
Police described the incident as "horrific"
Detectives investigating a suspicious fire in which two sisters were killed have renewed their appeal for information.

Carrie Marie Murray, 12, and her sister Anna Theresa, 18, died when the blaze swept through their top-floor flat in Irvine, Ayrshire, on 2 March.

Four other people, including a three-year-old girl, were taken to hospital for treatment.

Carrie Marie Murray
Carrie Murray died in the living room
But police have described the response to their appeals for information as "disappointing".

Anna Theresa and Carrie Marie had been staying overnight with friends.

Their bodies were found in the burning living room.

Officers say they are still hunting for a red or burgundy coloured Ford Orion car, which was seen outside the house on two separate occasions before the fire.

Strathclyde Police detectives investigating the blaze have repeated their appeal for information from the public to help them trace those responsible.

They said that although some information had been forthcoming from the public, the response has been "disappointing."

At the time of the fire, police described the incident as "horrific".

They appealed for anyone who was in the area at the time of the fire to contact them.

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