Saturday September 21 2013
– A man and a woman are dead and two men are in hospital after a fire destroyed a house in Melbourne’s west.
Emergency services were called to the house in Deer Street, Deer Park, about 12:45am on Friday, police said, and it took more than 25 firefighters almost an hour to bring the inferno under control.
Two men aged in their mid-30s were taken to the Western Hospital in Footscray, suffering cuts and smoke inhalation. Their injuries were not life threatening. The bodies of a man and a woman aged in their mid-40s were discovered in the burnt remains.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined and detectives from the arson and explosives squads were on the scene.
– The Age