Two people have died and two more have been injured during a ferocious housefire in Tamworth early Thursday morning.
Around 5:30 am emergency services were called to Bylong Road in Hillvue following reports of a fire.
A burnt out home at Hillvue, where a fire claimed the lives of two people early this morning. A man has handed himself into Police, admitting to intentionally lighting the blaze.
— Isobella Evans (@BellaEvansNBN) October 16, 2019
After the blaze was extinguished, firefighters tragically uncovered the bodies of two people inside.
Police said a woman has also suffered burns to her body and a child has suffered smoke inhalation.
Both have been taken to Tamworth Hospital.
Officers have confirmed a man is assisting with their inquiries.
A crime scene has been established and road closure are in place.
Police will hold a press conference later today.