Three children die in Hunter Valley fire
Three children have been killed in a house fire in the NSW Hunter Valley.
Fire crews were called to the blaze about 3.30am on Wednesday to find the home on Brittcliffe Close in Singleton well alight.
Two girls - whose ages are yet to be confirmed - were rushed to Singleton Hospital but died.
A boy, whose age is also unknown, was found dead inside the home.
A 31-year-old woman and an eight-year-old boy were treated on the scene for smoke inhalation. They were later taken to hospital but their conditions are unknown.
"When it is deemed safe to do so, police and fire investigators will examine the home to identify where and how the fire started," NSW Police said in a statement.
"Police will prepare a report for the coroner outlining the full circumstances surrounding the incident."
One neighbour said she heard screaming coming from the property.
"I was woken up by screams and came out the front and the house was on fire," she told Nine's Today Show.
"There's so many children inside. It's just a shocking thing to happen to anybody."
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