Wheelchair-bound man dies in house fire

A wheelchair-bound man has died after he was unable to escape from his burning home in Perth overnight.

The blaze erupted just after 5.00pm Wednesday inside a home in the northeastren suburb of Ellenbrook.

Reports suggest neighbours heard an explosion and screams coming from inside the home, however the blaze was so intense that they were unable to get inside.


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It took firefighters an hour to bring the fire under control.

The cause is yet to be determined.

 

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