A father-of-two has rescued his young children from their burning Adelaide home after a fire broke out in his son’s bedroom.
Hayden Hewett said he heard his five-year-old son screaming from his room in Para Hills West, about 16km west of Adelaide, just after sunrise.
‘Koopa said he woke up and his room was on fire,’ Mr Hewett said.
‘He said “daddy I was scared” and I couldn’t open the door,’ Mr Hewett told Daily Mail Australia.
Hayden Hewett, (right) a father-of-two, has rescued his young children including his 5-year-old son Koopa (left) from their burning Adelaide home after a fire broke out in his son’s bedroom
Koopa’s father explained that the children had a rubber lock on their door so he would be able to hear if they were going to the toilet during the night.
He said he broke into the bedroom, grabbing his son and three-year-old daughter but there was significant pressure built up from the fire inside.
The fire had already caused second degree burns to Koopa’s body and significant damage to room as the flames had tore up the walls.
The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service said the fire was caused by a child playing with a lighter, 7 News reported.
Mr Hewett said he broke into the bedroom (pictured) but there was significant pressure built up from the fire inside
But Mr Hewett and his family strongly deny the children were playing with a lighter before the fire broke out.
‘There was no lighter found and the assessor for the insurance and the electrician said and agreed it was an electrical fault,’ Mr Hewett told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Someone will look silly once the reports come through from everyone,’ he said.
‘It don’t make sense at all.’
Mr Hewett said his son was doing well in hospital and should come out on Monday or Tuesday.
The fire had already caused second degree burns to Koopa’s body (pictured)