Two children have been killed and another two are fighting for their life in hospital following a garden shed fire at a property.
The blaze broke out inside a garden shed out the back of a home on Officer Court in Corio, a suburb of Geelong, south-west of Melbourne, at 10:30am on Sunday.
Emergency services were called to the scene including police, ambulance and fire and rescue crews.
Victoria Police confirmed two children died in the fire while another two were airlifted to the Royal Children’s Hospital in a critical condition.
It’s believed the four children, who are yet to be identified, were inside the shed at the time the fire started.
Two children have died and another two are in hospital are a fire broke out inside a garden shed at a property in Corio, Victoria (pictured, emergency services at the scene)
The father of the two surviving children accompanied them to hospital.
It’s understood the mother was at the house at the time the blaze broke out. However, the fire is not being treated as suspicious.
Fire Rescue Victoria and Country Fire Authority crews put out the fire.
Police and fire crews cordoned off Officer Court and Norberry Rd, with vehicles being turned away.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.
‘It will take us some time to examine the scene,’ Police Inspector Emma Bartel said at the scene, as reported by the Herald Sun.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire, which is not being treated as suspicious
‘It is an awful, tragic event that’s happened, and for the sake of the family that are involved and the community, we owe it to them to find out what did take place.’
‘It is unfortunately the worst-case scenario of what we can expect with an incident like this.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
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