A tragic house fire in the Melbourne suburb of Werribee has claimed the lives of four children, it has been confirmed.
A house fire in Werribee in Melbourne’s southwest has claimed the lives of four children – two boys and two girls.
Police were called to the scene on Sunday morning after a fire broke out at 1am. The ABC have reported it took 40 firefights to put out the blaze.
Authorities initially feared the children were missing, however police have since confirmed they died in the fire.
The victims include a 10 year-old and three-year-old boy and a six and one-year-old girl who were found in the home.
In a release from Victoria police a man, woman and eight-year-old boy has been taken to hospital over the blaze. The man – a fire fighter – has been taken to hospital with serious smoke-related injuries, a woman is being treated for smoke inhalation and the child has been taken to hospital with minor injuries.
It’s currently unknown how the tragic fire occurred, however police are investigating its origins.
A spokesman for the police said the arson explosives squad are attending to the scene and police have yet to confirm whether the cause was suspicious or not.
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