Two toddlers tragically killed in Geelong house fire
Two children have tragically died following a house fire in East Geelong this morning.
Two young girls, aged just two and three-years-old, were taken to hospital, where they were sadly pronounced dead.
A six-month-old baby was also taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and is in a non-life threatening condition.
It is understood the blaze broke out inside a room of the Loch Street home shortly before 8am.
The cause of the fire is yet to be established and the Arson Squad is attending, however it is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.
Loch Street is closed between St Albans Road and Kilgour Street.
Two girls aged 2 & 3 have died after a toy fell on a heater causing a room to fill with smoke in Geelong East. The parents took the girls to hospital around 8am where the girls were pronounced dead. A 6mo baby who was sleeping with the parents in a separate room is ok. @3AW693 pic.twitter.com/lcTX3gpmdp
— Pat Mitchell (@patty_mitchell) September 13, 2018
Detective Senior Sgt Mark Guthrie told Neil Mitchell it appears to be a just a tragic set of circumstances.
“It’s indicating that it’s just a tragic accident,” Det. Snr Sgt Guthrie said.
“Something has possibly fallen onto a small heater that was in the room, where the two children were asleep.
“Smoke inhalation has most likely caused the deaths.”
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