The sole survivor of four young children caught in a garden shed fire is reported to be doing ‘really well’ as she recovers from the incident.
Mavis McGregor, 6, is being treated in Melbourne‘s Royal Children’s Hospital after being rescued from a blazing garden shed by her mother Jasmine Beck who sadly was unable to save her three other children from the inferno last month.
Four-year-old Isaac, three-year-old Saige, and one-year-old Ashlynn McGregor all died as result of the blaze in Corio, south east of Melbourne, in October.
Mavis was rushed to intensive care with Ms Beck providing a recent update to a Geelong community forum saying she is being taken off the ventilator for two hours every day.
‘Mavis is doing really well,’ Ms Beck wrote on Facebook.
‘She had surgery again today just to change her bandages.
‘But other than that, she’s doing an amazing job.’
Mavis’s siblings were farewelled at an emotional funeral service in Geelong last week.
A police investigation into the exact cause of the blaze is continuing.
It’s believed a lighter could have been the catalyst of the shocking tragedy.
The children’s aunt, Sarah Guardiano, said the mum-of-four ‘did her very best’ to get the children out of the shed as quickly as possible.
‘Pulling all those babies out, like you can imagine, you know, having to call the fire brigade having to put out a fire having to pull out your children,’ she said.
‘She did the best she could to get them all out as quickly as she did.’
Police are still investigating what caused the blaze, which is thought to have started when a couch caught fire, possibly from a cigarette lighter.
Neighbours said the siblings were usually seen riding bikes around the cul-de-sac.
A family friend previously launched a GoFundMe page to help support the family.
‘This family will never be the same without these children in their lives,’ the fundraiser read.
‘I’m hoping to help this family ease the financial cost of laying those beautiful babies to rest as this is such an unimaginable situation for any parent to go through.’
A loved one wrote a tribute to Saige and Ashlynn on Facebook immediately following the blaze.
‘I hate life sometimes,’ he wrote.
‘With two little one’s life’s tragically taken today. Rip Saige & Ashlynn may you both be lying in gods arms resting.’
‘Two in hospital in surgery fighting for there little lives so can everyone please send theses little fighters a prayer and wish them well and if there is a god please help them.’