Four children ‘unaccounted for’ after house fire in western Melbourne

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Fears for four children ‘unaccounted for’ after house fire in western Melbourne as father, mother and young boy escape blaze with serious injuries

  • Emergency services were called to a fire in Werribee, Melbourne, at 1am Sunday
  • Four people – believed to be kids- are missing, and three people are in hospital 
  • Arson detectives have launched an investigation into fire and are at the scene


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Four people – believed to be children – are ‘unaccounted for’ after a fire ripped through a home in western Melbourne. 

Emergency services were called to a house fire at a Mantello Drive property, in Werribee, just after 1am on Sunday. 

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A man, woman, and eight year-old boy managed to escape the blaze and were rushed to hospital for treatment.

Four people - believed to be children - are 'unaccounted for' after a fire ripped through a Werribee property (pictured) during the early hours of Sunday morning

Four people – believed to be children – are ‘unaccounted for’ after a fire ripped through a Werribee property (pictured) during the early hours of Sunday morning 

The man suffered smoke-related serious injuries while the woman is being treated for smoke inhalation. The boy sustained minor injuries.  

Witnesses told 7News four children who are yet to be found were in the house at the time of the fire and there were long phone delays getting through to emergency services.

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They said the father was in the street crying out ‘my kids are gone’ as the home was engulfed by flames.  

Arson squad detectives are at the scene and have launched an investigation into the blaze. 

The exact cause of the fire is yet to be determined and the investigation is ongoing. 

More to come… 

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