16 Aug 2009

Five people die in Victorian house fire

6:08 pm on 16 August 2009

Five people including four young children have died in an early morning blaze at their home near Geelong, in the Australian state of Victoria.

A 31-year-old man who escaped the blaze by running out the front door is still in hospital in a stable condition and has been spoken to by police.

It is believed the six are members of the same family.

The fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning and police say the cause of the blaze is not known yet.