Thornlie house fire update: man and boy dead, report to be prepared for coroner

Police at the scene this morning. Picture: Ben Smith
Police at the scene this morning. Picture: Ben Smith

UPDATE:  A young child fighting for his life in hospital after a house fire in Thornlie overnight has died.

Police confirmed the four-year-old died this afternoon in Perth Children’s Hospital from his injuries.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

 

EARLIER: A MAN has died and a young child is in a critical condition after they were discovered unconscious in the bedroom of a burning home in Thornlie last night.

The pair, a 69-year-old man and four-year-old boy, was not discovered until fire fighters had put out the blaze.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services notified police of the Rushbrook Way fire about 6.15pm.

It was unknown how long the victims had been inside the building.

The man was pronounced dead and Fiona Stanley Hospital.

The boy is in Perth Children’s Hospital.

The Arson Squad is investigating, with the cause of the fire not yet determined.

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