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House fire - Central Hunter

Saturday, 08 July 2017 01:14:51 PM

Police are investigating a house fire at Thornton in the Central Hunter this morning.

Emergency services were called to Singleton Avenue about 2.50am (Saturday 8 July 2017) where they found a house well alight.

The occupants, a man, woman and their two sons, escaped the home. The sons were taken to Maitland Hospital suffering smoke inhalation.

The fire was extinguished by Fire & Rescue NSW officers but the house was destroyed.

At this stage the cause of the fire is unknown and police are appealing for any person with information about the incident to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.