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Man, 40, and four-year-old child fighting for life after fire

  • A 40-year-old man and four-year-old child fighting for their life in hospital
  • Emergency services found the pair unresponsive inside the Perth home
  • They both received injuries and have been taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital 

A 40-year-old man and a four-year-old child are fighting for their lives in hospital after brave firefighters pulled them unconscious from a burning home.

Emergency services found the pair unresponsive inside the south east of Perth home after they were alerted to the blaze at the property on Rushbrook Way in the suburb of Thornlie about 6:10pm.

‘Police and fire brigade attended and located the house well alight at that stage. 

‘Fire-fighters have done their job obviously and police have been notified that two occupants have received injuries as a result of the fire and have subsequently been taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital,’ he said, WA Today reported. 

A 40-year-old man and four-year-old child fighting for their life in hospital after the blaze in south east Perth 

He said family members were still being notified as some traveled to the hospital to be with their loved ones. 

‘[The two people were] unresponsive at the time of the arrival and the fire brigade have done a great job and given initial first aid and have given both the child and the adult the best possibility.’

Another child who was missing had been accounted for.

Both the man and the child received injuries and have been taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital

Both the man and the child received injuries and have been taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital

‘We’ve confirmed now that there were only two people in the house. There was some early confusion given the time of night and the fact that it was quite a hectic scene,’ Senior Sergeant Snashall said.

St John Ambulance, police and fire investigators were among emergency services on the scene. 

At this stage the cause of the fire, which caused extensive devastation to the house, was not known. 

Emergency services found the pair unresponsive inside the home  on Rushbrook Way in the suburb of Thornlie

Emergency services found the pair unresponsive inside the home  on Rushbrook Way in the suburb of Thornlie

 

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