In the early hours of Sunday morning, tragedy struck as a house fire claimed the life of a man at 5:31 am. Emergency services were alerted when the fire service was called to the blaze at a residence on Finch Street.
The police were promptly contacted by the fire service, who were already at the scene working to control the flames. The harrowing incident involved four individuals – a man, a woman, and a child who managed to escape the engulfed property. All three were rushed to the hospital for treatment, fortunately sustaining injuries that were deemed non-life-threatening.
Regrettably, a second man, found within the premises, was not as fortunate. Despite the efforts of firefighters and paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased individual’s identity has not been disclosed pending notification of next of kin.
Authorities had established a secure perimeter around the scene, and investigators from the police and fire service were collaborating to determine the exact cause of the fire. Preliminary reports suggest that the incident is not believed to be suspicious, though a thorough examination is underway.
Residents in the area are understandably shaken by the tragic turn of events. The close-knit community is coming to terms with the loss and rallying to support the affected family.
This devastating incident serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety and the swift response of emergency services. Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.