Man dead, child critical after Perth fire
A MAN has died and a child is fighting for life after being rescued from a Perth house fire.
The blaze on Rushbrook Way, Thornlie, was reported about 6.15pm on Wednesday. Firefighters found a four-year-old boy and a 69-year-old man unconscious in a bedroom in the house.
They were rushed to Fiona Stanley Hospital but the man was pronounced dead on arrival. The boy was transferred to the Perth Childrenâ€™s Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
It took 24 firefighters to get the fire under control.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Investigations are continuing.