Police update: Police investigate fatal house fire at Singleton

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal house fire at Singleton overnight.

About 3.30am (Wednesday 26 June 2019), officers from Hunter Valley Police District were called to Brittliffe Close, after reports a house was well alight.

Officers from Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze; however, the house was destroyed.

An 11-year-old boy was located deceased inside the home.

NSW Ambulance paramedics transported a 31-year-old woman, and three young girls to Singleton Hospital.

Two girls, aged five, were pronounced deceased shortly after arrival.

The woman and an eight-year-old girl were transferred to John Hunter Hospital where they remain in a stable condition.

Police and fire investigators will examine the home to identify where and how the fire started.

An investigation has been commenced and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Emergency services have praised the efforts of neighbours who came to the family’s aid.

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