The body of a four-year-old girl has been retrieved from a house that caught fire in Sydney’s south-west, while her twin sister and mother are treated in hospital.
Speaking to ambulance spokeswoman, she confirmed the fire started at about 2.25pm on Tuesday in the townhouse at Duterreau Way, Claymore.
A police spokesperson said initial inquiries suggested the girl’s mother smelt smoke coming from an upstairs bedroom and went to investigate.
When greeted by a fire, she was able to retrieve one of her two children but was forced back by the flames.
A Highway Patrol officer then attempted to rescue the girl but was also forced back by the flames, and treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.
The mother, in her mid-20s, and the girl’s twin sister were rescued from the house and taken to Liverpool Hospital to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation.
Both are said to be in a stable condition.