Two children have died in a house fire in Geelong East.
Two children have died in a house fire in Geelong East.

Two kids dead in tragic house fire

TWO young girls, aged one and two, have died after a house fire at Geelong, southwest of Melbourne.

The pair were taken to hospital this morning but could not be saved. They were later pronounced dead.

A third child, believed to be six-months-old, is in hospital with smoke inhalation and non-life threatening injuries. The fire broke out in a room at the family home in Loch Street, Geelong East, shortly before 8am and lasted less than 20 minutes before it was brought under control.

The Arson Squad is on the scene trying to determine the cause of the fire but at this stage it is not being treated as suspicious.

Loch Street is closed between St Albans Road and Kilgour Street.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online.

More to come.



Bunnings to give first glimpse to customers this weekend

premium_icon Bunnings to give first glimpse to customers this weekend

Check out full program planned for grand opening, it's not far away

Lessons from Warwick farmers taken to Canberra politicians

premium_icon Lessons from Warwick farmers taken to Canberra politicians

Coordinator-General for Drought impressed by Southern Downs response

CAN YOU HELP? Creatives on the hunt for gallery space

CAN YOU HELP? Creatives on the hunt for gallery space

Get first glimpse at talent coming out of the woodwork to join group

Local Partners