Child dead, man in critical condition after ferocious Adelaide house fire

A 13-year-old boy has tragically died and a man has been critically injured in a large house fire in Adelaide.

The ferocious blaze broke out just before 3.30am this morning, at a house on Smith Dorrien Street in Netherby.

Upon arrival, fire crews found the home fully engulfed in flames with people still inside.


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A man in his 60’s was rescued and rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with extensive burns. He is in a critical condition.

“Tragically a boy that also lives in the home was sadly found deceased inside the house, which has been extensively damage in the fire,” police said.

It’s understood six international students that were living in the back of the property managed to escape uninjured.

Fire Cause Investigators are currently at the scene trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

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