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A tribute flows after four twin girls are killed in a house fire in northern New South Wales

Compliments are flowing to northern New South Wales after twin girls have died in a house fire in a property west of Byron Bay.

Early on Sunday morning when the fire broke out, the four-year-olds slept in their father’s house.

It is believed that the candles left on the piano in the same room as the girls caused the flames.

After 4 am, paramedics were called to homes in multiple residences on Mafeking Road after reports that two children were suffering from smoke inhalation.

Police and rescue workers tried to revive the pair after being pulled out of the house, but died on the scene.

Camera iconNew South Wales Police Force police officer Dave Loptel addressed the media on Sunday. NCA NewsWire / Daniel Smith credit: NCA NewsWire

Flower tribute has been left on Goonengerry’s premises, and New South Wales police, including an arsonist detective, have begun investigating the case.

Members of the close community used social media to express their grief.

Lara Rose described the incident as a tragedy.

“I would like to extend my deepest condolences to everyone affected by this, especially my parents,” she wrote on Facebook.

Others have described it as painful.

“(It) is so shocking and tragic, it’s the worst nightmare for all parents,” Lemma D wrote.

This small town was shaken by an incident on Mafeking Road in Goonengerry.
Camera iconThis small town was shaken by an incident on Mafeking Road in Goonengerry. credit: News Regional Media

Arson detectives remain on Gunnengeri’s premises while trying to figure out exactly what happened.

Police police officer Dave Loptel said on Sunday that the fire did not cause significant damage to the house, but initial investigations showed that it smoldered and produced a large amount of smoke.

According to police, the woman was also treated for shock.

Loptel said the piano was in the same room as the two girls and was “quite close” to where they were sleeping.

“It’s incredibly devastating (for the community). It’s a tragic sequence of situations,” he told reporters.

“The police that appeared and the other paramedics there did an extraordinary job and did their best to save the lives of the poor youth.”

If you have information about this incident, please contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 33 3000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au..

-Additional reports by Courtney Gould and Katie MacLeod

A tribute flows after four twin girls are killed in a house fire in northern New South Wales

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