A WOMAN has tragically died and another has been injured in a ferocious house fire in Melbourne early this morning.
The blaze ripped through the double story West Footscray home around 12.30am on Sunday.
Several fire crews rushed to the scene and desperately worked to extinguish the flames.
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One woman who lived at the home managed to escape through the front door, however a second woman was found in an upstairs bedroom and could not be saved.
Police say the woman is yet to be formally identified and the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
Fire investigators are currently at the scene.