Child dead after fire at Melbourne public housing flats

| 15.08,20. 11:10 PM |

Child dead after fire at Melbourne public housing flats

A crime scene has been established at the site.(ABC News)

A child has died after a fire at a public housing building in Melbourne this afternoon.

Victoria Police said the young child was pulled from the burning building in Fitzroy North and was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

He died shortly after arriving at hospital.

All other residents were evacuated safely and have been accounted for.

Emergency services were called to the apartment block at the intersection of Clauscen and Nicholson streets about 12:30pm.

Police and fire crews remain at the site and a crime scene has been set up.

Resident Jeylan Dzemailoska said she came out of her unit when she heard screaming coming from inside the building.

"I opened the door to see where it was," she said.

"Then all of a sudden it was just big thick smoke coming in.

"It was scary."

She said one man was hanging out of his window and had to be rescued by the fire brigade and someone else broke a window.

"I heard someone was breaking the window glass and then all of the gushing of the thick smoke was coming out," she said.

Arson squad detectives will now investigate.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


(Votes: 0)

Other News

Queensland town gains international attention after it successfully relocates to higher ground following massive flood Four men fined thousands after crossing Queensland border on a boat trip Barwon Prison inmate critically injured after being 'stabbed several times' Another Sydney school closes after coronavirus diagnosis, as new club warning issued New NSW COVID-19 cases likely 10 times higher than official figures: expert Coronavirus-hit Melbourne supermarket alarmed by silence from contact tracers NSW coronavirus death toll rises to 53, patrons of Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club urged to isolate NSW Premier warns 'further measures' will be brought in as school coronavirus cluster grows Coronavirus: Russia says vaccine has been registered and Putin's daughter inoculated, as world greets news with some alarm NSW records 22 new coronavirus cases, Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirms Auckland locked down as Jacinda Ardern announces New Zealand's first coronavirus cases in 102 days Victoria equals record with 19 more COVID-19 deaths, 331 cases Six people charged, 17 fined over COVID-19 breaches in NSW Man dies after being hit by ute on Sydney's M2 motorway Woman's body found on rural Victorian property Teenagers detained at Queensland shopping centre for alleged coronavirus breaches after travelling from hotspot Coronavirus cluster linked to Tangara School for Girls grows as 50,000 come forward for testing Sydney surfer dies after slamming into storm water drain, wild weather forces evacuations on NSW South Coast Australia smashed by wild weather from both side Queensland Police officers investigated over 'heavy-handed' arrest of Brisbane trio Police make arrest over crossbow attack that left man seriously injured Coronavirus alert for multiple Sydney venues, with Tangara School for Girls closed for two weeks ictoria records 394 new coronavirus cases and 17 deaths on Australia's deadliest day Tax office silent on how much money recouped from remote Kimberley tax scam NSW South Coast residents warned flash flooding will get worse as wild weather continues Severe weather warning for NSW South Coast as deluge brings flash flooding The prescription pain killers causing more deaths and poisonings than heroin Teen dies in horror Hurstville crash Here's who is allowed to cross the Queensland border now Everything you need to know about Queensland's border closure with NSW and the ACT