Woman and teenage injured, man below police guard after Albanvale home hearth
A person is below police guard in hospital after allegedly setting his dwelling in Melbourne’s north-west alight, injuring his companion and teenage daughter.
Neighbours advised Nine News they heard what gave the impression of a bomb going off earlier than flames engulfed the entrance room of the house on Sutherland Street, Albanvale, about 5.20pm on Monday.
A resident who was recognized solely as Kylie stated her husband heard a “big pop” and noticed a teenage woman working down the road with burns to her legs.
“When I saw her, her shorts were burnt. Her legs were burnt. Her hands were burnt,” she stated.
She then noticed the person popping out of the house, screaming and wailing. He was shirtless and appeared to have burns to his higher physique.
“He was saying: ‘My daughter is burnt’,” she stated.
More than 25 firefighters rushed to battle the blaze, which was introduced below management about 5.50pm.
The man’s companion and 17-year-old daughter have been injured as they tried to place out the hearth that engulfed the single-storey dwelling.