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


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 are ‘unaccounted for’ and three people are in hospital 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. 

A man, woman, and eight year-old boy managed to escape the blaze, but fears remain for four people – believed to be children – who remain missing.

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, woman and boy were all rushed to hospital for treatment.

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

The boy sustained minor injuries.  

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. 

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