Two people including boy, 6, dead in house fire north of Melbourne

A long weekend away has turned to tragedy for two families trapped in a deadly house fire that killed a six-year-old boy and a man.Five children as young as one suffered burns at the Cunninghams Road property in Tyaak, one hour north of Melbourne, after fire engulfed the house about 11.40pm on Saturday.
Witnesses say there were scenes of “bedlam” as firefighters tackled a “wall of fire” over several hours — as 13 people were trapped inside.
Seven News reports neighbours, bare footed and shirtless, carried injured children to air ambulances from the burning building.
A 34-year-old man was taken to hospital where he remains critical, police said on Sunday.
Police believe 13 people were staying at the holiday property for the long weekend and a number of people were taken to hospital with injuries.
Four children and three other adults were taken to hospital in serious conditions and one adult was in a stable condition, Ambulance Victoria said.
It is understood some other people were assessed at the scene. Seymour Sergeant Daniel Raynor says the Arson and Explosives Squad is investigating the cause of the blaze.
“Detectives are still speaking to those family members (in hospital) to try to ascertain the exact occurrences,” he told reporters in Tyaak.
“Obviously given the extremely tragic circumstances and the situation that we now have, those conversations and those investigations, I dare say, will be ongoing for some time.”
Firefighters took an hour and a half to bring the blaze under control. It took 16 wagons to fight the fire.
Tonight eight people from the house remain in hospital, five of them are children and four of those are in a critical condition.