Family torn apart by house fire that killed three 'angel' kids break their silence

The family of the three 'angel' children who were tragically killed in a horrific house fire have broken their silence.

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Bayley Atkins, eight, and her mother Kara, 31, narrowly escaped the ferocious fire that tore through their family home in Singleton in the New South Wales Hunter Valley about 3.30 on Wednesday morning.

The pair remains in a stable condition at John Hunter Hospital.

Their family have been left heartbroken after five-year-old twins Matylda and Scarlett and 11-year-old Blake were killed.

Relative Britt Rinkin shared on Facebook the anguish the family has been feeling since the tragedy.

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Pictured: Bayley, eight, (center) is still unaware of the twin sisters Matilda and Scarlett Rinkin (left), both 5, have finished with their brother Blake (right) in a house fire on Wednesday.

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Pictured: Bayley, eight, (center) is still unaware of the twin sisters Matilda and Scarlett Rinkin (left), both 5, have finished with their brother Blake (right) in a house fire on Wednesday.

Kara Atkins, 31, (pictured) and her daughter Bayley, eight, are the only survivors of the blaze that claimed their loved ones.

Kara Atkins, 31, (pictured) and her daughter Bayley, eight, are the only survivors of the blaze that claimed their loved ones.

Kara Atkins, 31, (pictured) and her daughter Bayley, eight, are the only survivors of the blaze that claimed their loved ones.

'To be in that moment when we were told we lost our daughters, son, grandchildren, nieces, nephew and cousins, and to hear it repeatedly on the news, to see it on social media is gut-wrenching for our family because we are grieving horrendously, "she posted.

She thanked those who had donated to the GoFundMe page that has been set up to support the family.

"We are very thankful for all the love and support everyone has given our family," she said.

"Our little angels are resting in peace."

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Investigators have revealed the family dog, a golden labrador named Oscar, was also killed in the blaze. His remains were found under the house.

Hunter Valley Police District Command Superintendent Chad Gillies told the Daily Telegraph the dog was tasks to a vet to be disposed of.

Couple Braden Rodgers, 24 (right), and Deanna Stolzenburg (left) rushed to the blaze at Singleton in the NSW Hunter Valley at 3.30am on Wednesday as the home became engulfed in flames.

Couple Braden Rodgers, 24 (right), and Deanna Stolzenburg (left) rushed to the blaze at Singleton in the NSW Hunter Valley at 3.30am on Wednesday as the home became engulfed in flames.

Couple Braden Rodgers, 24 (right), and Deanna Stolzenburg (left) rushed to the blaze at Singleton in the NSW Hunter Valley at 3.30am on Wednesday as the home became engulfed in flames.

According to NSW Fire and Rescue, the heater will play a role in helping investigators piece together what caused the deadly inferno – which is believed to have started in the front of the house and moved to the back.

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Neighbors were the first on the scene when the fire broke out in the early hours on Wednesday morning.

One woman said she had woken to screams and came out to see the home was on fire.

"There were so many children inside," she told Nine News. "It's just a shocking thing to happen to anybody."

Couple Braden Rodgers, 24, and Deanna Stolzenburg were among the heroes who rushed to save the family.

Twins Matylda and Scarlett, six, were tasks to hospital, where they were pronounced dead, while 11-year-old Blake (left) was found dead inside the home

Twins Matylda and Scarlett, six, were tasks to hospital, where they were pronounced dead, while 11-year-old Blake (left) was found dead inside the home

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Twins Matylda and Scarlett, six, were tasks to hospital, where they were pronounced dead, while 11-year-old Blake (left) was found dead inside the home

The home, on Brittliffe Close in Singleton, was badly damaged in the fire, which engulfed the home

The home, on Brittliffe Close in Singleton, was badly damaged in the fire, which engulfed the home

The home, on Brittliffe Close in Singleton, was badly damaged in the fire, which engulfed the home

Neighbors were seen carrying flowers to the home as the tragedy ground to spread

Neighbors were seen carrying flowers to the home as the tragedy ground to spread

Neighbors were seen carrying flowers to the home as the tragedy ground to spread

The home has become a crime scene, as forensic police investigate the cause of the fire
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The home has become a crime scene, as forensic police investigate the cause of the fire

The home has become a crime scene, as forensic police investigate the cause of the fire

They managed to pull the mother and daughter from the back of the house, but they were forced back by the searing heat when they tried return.

'We kicked the door in after getting the mother out. We went as far as the kitchen then a hot blaze pushed us back out, "Mr Rodgers told 7News.

"We were on our hands and knees and couldn't see anything … I couldn't go any further than the laundry, it was just too hot and I couldn't see anything."

Mr Rodgers was trying to reach twin sisters Matylda and Scarlett, aged five, and their 11-year-old brother Blake, who were all tragically killed.

Firefighters and police arrived shortly after and rescued the twins, who were rushed to hospital but later died.

Police said a fireplace at the front of the home will look into a potential cause for the devastating fire

Police said a fireplace at the front of the home will look into a potential cause for the devastating fire

Police said a fireplace at the front of the home will look into a potential cause for the devastating fire

Firefighters rushed to the blaze on Brittliffe Close in Singleton at about 3.30am on Wednesday

Firefighters rushed to the blaze on Brittliffe Close in Singleton at about 3.30am on Wednesday

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Firefighters rushed to the blaze on Brittliffe Close in Singleton at about 3.30am on Wednesday

Tributes for the three children are placed outside the burned out home – among them was a photo of Blake in his local team's rugby league jersey, with letters from the community.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner outlining the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

Singleton Mayor Sue Moore released a statement praising the heroic neighbors and first responders and addressing the heartbreak of the small community.

'The situation confronting those who responded to the fire on Brittliffe Close in the early hours of this morning is hard for anyone to imagine, and I pay tribute to the heroism of the neighbors who were on the scene in the first instance and the emergency services who answered, "she said.

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'We are proud of our tight-knit community in Singleton, and a tragedy like this, particularly with children involved, will touch everyone in some way. We want all band together to offer ongoing support to neighbors, schools and everyone in the wider community who have been affected.

"To everyone who has been touched by this tragedy, I offer our communities deepest sympathies."

A full investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the fire, which may have started by a fireplace

A full investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the fire, which may have started by a fireplace

A full investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the fire, which may have started by a fireplace

Neighbors were held back as emergency services worked to secure the home and establish the cause of the fire (pictured)

Neighbors were held back as emergency services worked to secure the home and establish the cause of the fire (pictured)

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Neighbors were held back as emergency services worked to secure the home and establish the cause of the fire (pictured)

Neighbors awoke hearing screams in the middle of the night coming from the house where four children lived with their parents

Neighbors awoke hearing screams in the middle of the night coming from the house where four children lived with their parents

Neighbors awoke hearing screams in the middle of the night coming from the house where four children lived with their parents

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