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Duffy fire puts mother and children in hospital and kills dogs

Lachlan Roberts 18 January 2019

The rear of the property sustained major structural damage and the ceiling collapsed. Photos: Supplied by ESA.

A mother and her four young children have been taken to hospital and two pet dogs have died after a fire tore through a Duffy home this morning.

As temperatures climbed towards 40 degrees, emergency services rushed to a home on Tantagara Street, Duffy after reports of a house fire around 11:30 am.

Duffy home gutted by kitchen fire

As temperatures climbed towards 40 degrees, emergency services rushed to a home on Tantagara Street, Duffy after reports of a house fire around 11:30 am.A mother and her four young children were taken to hospital and two pet dogs have died.

Posted by Breaking247 on Wednesday, 16 January 2019

According to the ESA, three pumpers, two commanders, a breathing apparatus and a Hazmat vehicle attended the scene.

The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen.

The rear of the property sustained major structural damage and the ceiling collapsed.

ACT Ambulance Service assessed and transported one adult and her four children to Canberra Hospital for minor smoke inhalation.


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