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Brunswick mother stays in Melbourne house with wheelchair-bound daughter

Selfless Melbourne mum refuses to leave her wheelchair bound daughter to die in a burning house

  • Selfless mother remained in burning house as she refused to leave daughter
  • Woman, aged in her 70s, stayed with wheelchair bound daughter in Brunswick
  • Husband ran onto the street calling for help before firefighters came at 12.20 


A selfless mother waited in a burning house as she refused to leave behind her wheelchair-bound daughter before the pair were rescued.

The mother, 74, stayed with her daughter, 45, as the home burned around them on Laura Street in Brunswick, Melbourne, at 12.20am on Friday.

Her 77-year-old husband frantically ran out of the house and screamed for help to carry his daughter outside.  

A selfless mother waited in a burning house as she refused to leave behind her wheelchair-bound daughter

The mother, aged in her 70s, stayed with her daughter, in her 40s, as the home burned around them on Laura Street in Brunswick, Melbourne, at 12.20am on Friday

The mother, aged in her 70s, stayed with her daughter, in her 40s, as the home burned around them on Laura Street in Brunswick, Melbourne, at 12.20am on Friday

Firefighters managed to rescue the pair before the fire completely razed the weatherboard home.

The mother and daughter were rushed to Alfred Hospital in a critical condition. The father was also taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

A neighbour recalled the father screaming for help after running onto the street.

‘His wife and daughter were still in the house, he was shouting for people to come and help him,’ she told Herald Sun.

‘I looked out and I could see the huge fire through my window.’ 

Local resident Lewis Spiteri said the firefighters took 45 minutes to douse the flames.

‘I heard sirens and lots of yelling, and came out and couldn’t see any flames,’ Mr Spiteri said.

‘It’s very sad, this kind of thing can happen within seconds. Hopefully they will recover.’ 

Tommy Sawce and his partner rushed out to urge the neighbours living behind the burning house to leave their home. 

The cause of the fire remains unknown with investigators on scene.  

Her 77-year-old husband frantically ran out of the house and screamed for help to carry his daughter outside

Her 77-year-old husband frantically ran out of the house and screamed for help to carry his daughter outside

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