UPDATE at 3:20 PM | A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl has tragically died in a horror house fire north-west of Sydney, police have confirmed.
Flames tore through the home in the small village of Capertee, north of Lithgow, on Friday morning.
A 44-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman managed to escape the inferno, along with two of their children, aged four and one, but a third child was trapped in the burning house.
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Sadly, police said the house burned to the ground and confirmed the two-year-old girl’s body was found in the charred ruins once the flames were extinguished.
The parents and their surviving children are being treated at Lithgow Hospital.
The property has been declared a crime scene as investigations into the cause of the fire get underway.
FIRST at 11:30 AM | A TWO-year-old girl is feared dead after a fire ripped through a house north-west of Sydney.
Emergency services were called to the house ablaze in the small village of Capertee, 45km north of Lithgow, around 8am on Saturday.
It’s understood two adults and two children managed to escape the burning home but a third child – a two-year-old girl – is believed to have perished in the inferno.
The adults and surviving children were treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital.
Police said the house has been totally destroyed by the fire and investigators will search through the charred remains as soon as it is safe to do so.
It was not immediately clear how the fire started.
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