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.