Two people are killed in a horrific house fire and a child is rushed to hospital where six residents had to run for their lives
- Two people have died and a child is in a serious condition after a house fire
- Emergency services were called to a home in Hinchinbrook on Sunday
- Six people were evacuated with three fleeing themselves and three rescued
- Two tragically died while the child has been taken to Westmead Hospital
Two people are dead and a child is in a serious condition in hospital after a house fire in Sydney‘s south west.
Emergency services were called to a house on Rottnest Avenue in Hinchinbrook just after 5:40am on Sunday morning after reports of a blaze.
Six people were evacuated from the house, with three able to flee themselves while three had to be rescued by firefighters – including the child.
The group were treated by paramedics but two tragically died at the scene.
Two people are dead and a child is in a serious condition in hospital after a house fire in Sydney’s south west
Ten fire trucks fought the inferno at the scene on Sunday morning, with it only extinguished well after the rescue efforts.
It’s not clear yet what triggered the fire but police are currently investigating.
The child has been rushed to Westmead Children’s Hospital and remains in a serious condition.
The two that have died are yet to be formally identified.
A crime scene has been established and forensic police will attend later on Sunday.
A report on the two deaths will be prepared for the Coroner.