Floral tributes grow outside a house in west Melbourne where four children died in a house fire on Sunday morning.
Emergency services arrived at the property in Werribee at around 1:10 a.m. to find the intensity of the fire too violent to save the four children, who tragically perished inside the house.
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CFA Commander David Clancy said that by the time crews arrived at the scene, the fire had already decimated the house.
“The firefighters had a rather difficult task to undertake the fight against the fire and were not able to carry out an internal attack because of the heat of the fire”, he said.
The deceased siblings included two boys aged 10 and three and two girls aged six and one.
An eight-year-old boy survived the fire, along with his parents.
They were taken to Alfred Hospital in stable condition, all with smoke-related injuries.
Heartbroken parents and shocked neighbors continue to gather outside the hospital and home of families mourning the devastating loss of four young lives.
Arson and explosives detectives search charred rubble on Werribee property to determine cause of tragic blaze
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