Child of survival of horrific house fire that killed her brothers and sisters & # 39; don't know they're dead & # 39;
The surviving child of a horrible house fire in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales does not know that her three brothers and sisters died while she and her mother stay in the hospital.
Twin sisters Matylda and Scarlett, five years old, and their 11-year-old brother Blake died after the flames flooded their home in Singleton around 3:30 am on Wednesday.
Heroic neighbors used garden hoses to save the child's mother, Kara Atkins, 31, and her daughter Bayley, 8, but the twins died in the hospital while Blake died in the house.
The family said that Bayley is still in shock and is processing what happened last night.
& # 39; I just talked to her grandmother and she said she's in the hospital watching TV, she doesn't know what's going on, she doesn't know she has lost her family, she doesn't know she has her brothers and sisters, & niece Gary Bates told it Daily telegram.
Scroll down for video
Twin sisters, five years old, and their 11-year-old brother died in the fire on Wednesday morning around 3:30 am.
Atkins is at the John Hunter Hospital with burns to her body, while Bayley is being treated for smoke inhalation.
Mr. Bates's wife, Debbie Garland, said the children's grandmother is desperate.
& # 39; I just spoke with Kara & # 39; s mother, she said, "I just lost half of my grandchildren in one day", & # 39; said Garland.
& # 39; All we know is that Bayley is in the hospital, she is not aware of what happened, she does not know. She's in the hospital, she must be in shock. & # 39;
The police saw the house left with a heater on Wednesday evening before they picked it up in the back of a trailer, because investigators have found that the fire in the wood heater has started.
According to NSW Fire and Rescue, the stove plays a role in helping researchers assemble what caused the deadly inferno – which is believed to have started in the front of the house and moved to the back.
A series of fires in the Hunter Valley region was recently caused by fireplaces and stoves, as residents try to stay warm with falling temperatures.
Accolades for the three children are placed outside the burned-out house – including a photo of Blake in the Rugby League jersey of his local team, with letters from the community.
The inferno started at the front of the house at Brittliffe Close in Singleton on Wednesday around 3:30 am and spread rapidly through the rest of the house.
Mother Kara Atkins, 31, and her eight-year-old daughter Bayley were brought to safety by heroic neighbors
Twins Matylda and Scarlett, six, were taken to the hospital, where they were declared dead, while 11-year-old Blake (left) was found dead in the house
A GoFundMe was launched by family friend Caitlyn Stemmer to help the family, who, in addition to losing three children, lost all their belongings and their home.
She told Daily Mail Australia that she was not surprised to see how quickly donations had invaded, and noted that & # 39; was fairly standard for Singleton & # 39; to help their own donations.
& # 39; I don't have much to say, there aren't really words for a situation like this, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Money should be the least of their concerns, I am glad the community has come together to support the family. & # 39;
The inferno started at the front of the house at Brittliffe Close in Singleton on Wednesday around 3:30 AM and quickly spread throughout the rest of the house
Terrified residents awoke in the middle of the night with penetrating screams from the house, and while some rushed in to evacuate the building, others flooded with snakes to fight the fire.
Neighbor Shandelle Reid, 27, told it Newcastle Herald she saw flames shooting from the roof & # 39; and heard an explosion when part of the Atkins family home collapsed.
Mrs. Reid also revealed the horrible experience of another neighbor who had entered to help the family.
& # 39; This lady, she went looking for help, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; She said she had pulled one of the kids through the rear window, but the frame collapsed and she said she couldn't get in to get the other kids.
& # 39; But she said she kept hearing them scream. & # 39;
The house, at Brittliffe Close in Singleton, was badly damaged in the fire that engulfed the house
Neighbors were seen carrying flowers to the house when the tragedy began to spread
When emergency services arrived, the fire was too strong for them to enter through the front door, but firefighters were able to pull two six-year-old girls out of the fire.
The girls were taken to the hospital, but could not be brought to life and were declared dead.
An 11 year old boy was found in the house after the fire was brought under control and could not be revived.
Mrs. Atkins has suffered burns to her forehead and back, but she and her daughter, who are being treated for smoke inhalation, are in a stable condition at John Hunter Hospital.
The house has become a crime scene, while the forensic police are investigating the cause of the fire
Police said that a fireplace in front of the house will be considered as a possible cause for the devastating fire
Firefighters rushed to the fire at Brittliffe Close in Singleton on Wednesday at about 3:30 p.m.
Researchers say they will look into the possibility that the fire, which started at the front of the house and spread rapidly, was caused by a fireplace.
Terrifying images of the scene show the decimated house with most of the top floor collapsed.
A neighbor said she was awakened to scream next door and came out to see that the house was on fire.
& # 39; There were so many children inside & # 39 ;, she told Nine News. & # 39; It's just a shocking thing to happen to someone. & # 39;
Neighbor Brock Forbes told it ABC he and his family had grabbed the snake and hurried to help while they waited for firefighters.
& # 39; I and I just woke up from a big bang and (we heard it) just popping and screaming, so we walked out and grabbed the snake, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I tried to put out the fire and try to save them and firemen came and got it under control.
A full investigation has been started to find out the cause of the fire, which may have been started by a fireplace
Neighbors were stopped when emergency services were working to secure the house and to determine the cause of the fire (photo)
Early reports indicate that six people, including four children, were in the home when the fire broke out.
The police are preparing a report for the Coroner that sets out the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
Mayor Sue Moore, Singleton, issued a statement praising the heroic neighbors and first responders and addressing the broken hearts of the small community.
& # 39; The situation faced by those who responded to the fire at Brittliffe Close in the early hours of this morning is hard for anyone to imagine, and I salute the heroism of the neighbors who initially were on site and the emergency services who responded, & she said.
# We are proud of our close-knit community in Singleton, and a tragedy like this, especially with involved children, will affect everyone in one way or another. We will all work together to provide continuous support to neighbors, schools, and everyone in the wider affected community.
& # 39; To everyone who has been affected by this tragedy, I offer the deepest sympathy of our community. & # 39;
Neighbors woke up in the middle of the night from the house where four children lived with their parents
. (TagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) news