/ 22 November 2021

House fire tragedy

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

Two boys aged 10yo and 3yo, and 2 girls aged 6yo and 1yo perished in a house fire in the southwestern suburb of Werribee yesterday morning. The children’s parents and an 8yo boy escaped the home and were taken to hospital with smoke-related injuries. Arson and explosives squad detectives are investigating the circumstances of the blaze. Neighbours recounted the terrible scene yesterday – many said the father tried to get back inside to save his children but was unable to due to the ferocity of the fire. “It was unsafe for our members to be able to proceed initially with an internal attack,” said Werribee Fire Brigade Lieutenant Damien Milloy. Officials said hearts went out to the family and that it was a distressing scene for emergency services personnel.

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