Port Hedland has experienced a great tragedy after the community lost three children under the age of 10. The mother is currently being questioned by police.
Community in Port Hedland hit with a tragedy
Thus far, no names have officially been given of the three children that have passed. Police are still trying to figure out the cause of the fire that resulted in this tragedy.
To date, the mother of three children is being treated at the hospital for minor injuries. She is currently being questioned and is assisting the police with their investigation.
Right now, the Port Hedland community has been struck with shock after the tragedy that took place. So far, 9News reports that neighbors tried to put out the fire with their hoses but their effort was in vain. Many are still trying to come to terms with the news.
Police are investigating the cause of the fire
Presently, the fire in Port Hedland is said to have taken at least 30 minutes to wear off. Right now, the cause of the fire is not evident and police still seek to find evidence that someone else was in the home.
So far, formal identification of the bodies will still be announced. Currently, the lives claimed were children at the age of ten, seven, and five months.
The police has not laid charges are arrested anyone yet in relation to the fire. Presently, arson squad officers and forensic detectives are flying out to Western Australia to assist with the investigation.
Since the tragedy, premiere Mark McGowan has shared that “Three children losing their lives is incredibly sad.”
“Our thoughts go to them but also all those people affected, their family and the first responders who had to deal with the terribly distressing situation in Hedland overnight.”