Teenage girl dies in house fire – Central Coast

A 13-year-old girl has tragically died in a house fire on the Central Coast overnight.

About 12.30am (Wednesday 19 February 2020), emergency services were called to a home on Scaysbrook Drive, Kincumber following reports of a house fire.

On arrival officers found the home well alight. Family members including a mother and father and two of their children, a boy aged 14 and a girl aged 7, were outside the home however, a third child was unaccounted for.

Fire & Rescue NSW officers entered the home searching for the missing teenage girl and located her inside.

She was removed from the home and treated at the scene but sadly died on the way to hospital.

A crime scene has been established at the home and a full investigation is now underway.

Early inquiries suggest the fire is not suspicious and was not a consequence of the storms that hit the Central Coast and Sydney Region overnight.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner

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