A mother has died and two children have been rescued by firefighters after a house fire in New South Wales’ Central Tablelands on Saturday morning.
Just before 6am, firefighters were called to a house in Pimpala Place in Orange that was ablaze.
Firefighters located the two children and removed them safely, while the children’s father also escaped without help. The three were taken to the hospital.
After putting out the fire, authorities found the woman’s body inside the house.
Fire investigators remain on scene to investigate how the fire started.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry of Fire and Rescue NSW said it was a tragedy that was being fully investigated by the agency.
“FRNSW cannot comment on the specifics surrounding this fire, but there is at least one action that anyone can take immediately to increase the security of their home,” he said.
“This is to ensure that all levels have a working smoke detector installed that is less than 10 years old.”