Woman and three children killed after fire engulfs Glen Waverley house
A woman and three children have been killed in a fire that engulfed a Glen Waverley house in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined but police and arson squad detectives are investigating the blaze, which started in the Tulloch Grove property, just after 1.40am.
A man, believed to be in his 50s, was able to escape the fire and was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The woman and three children, who were found deceased at the two-storey townhouse, are yet to be formally identified, a police statement said.
Triple zero call-takers received multiple calls about smoke billowing from the house.
More than 30 firefighters arrived on scene within six minutes and found the
garage on the ground level of the house "well alight and the
attached residence heavily smoke-logged".
"The home sustained significant fire damage. Occupants from neighbouring
residences were evacuated as a precaution, their properties also inspected for
fire damage," a Fire Rescue Victoria statement said.
A community warning has been issued for smoke in the area.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
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