House fire in Willmot

Published: 21st September 2008

Fire crews from Dunheved and Mount Druitt responded to a house on fire in Reliance Crescent at Willmot this morning. Firefighters were on scene within seven minutes to find the single storey residence ablaze and reports of a person still inside. Crews made an attempt to enter through the front door but were driven back by the intense heat and flames. Firefighters then entered from the back of the house and were able to contain the fire while a search of the house was carried out. Sadly the body of a young child was found inside the home. Two adults and three children had escaped the fire and were taken to hospital. The building was severely damaged and investigations are on going into the cause of the fire.