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Two missing after fire tears through Victorian home

Two people are unaccounted for and 11 others are in hospital after a fire tore through a home in Tyaak in central Victoria overnight.

Emergency crews were alerted to the blaze at the two-bedroom weatherboard home in the rural community 100km north of Melbourne around 11.40pm.

The fire quickly spread and took 15 fire crews more than two hours to extinguish.

Dozens of fire fighters worked to extinguish the blaze, which rapidly tore through the two-bedroom weatherboard property. (9News)

It’s believed there were 13 people inside the home when the fire started.

Eleven people were injured in the blaze, including children, and all have been taken to hospital for treatment.

Two people, both believed to be children, remain unaccounted for.

A rescue helicopter helped transported the injured to hospital. (9News)
One of the injured is loaded into an ambulance by emergency workers. (9News)

Footage from the scene shows rescue helicopters and ambulances transporting the injured to hospital.

A crime scene has been set up at the home, Victoria Police has confirmed, but the exact circumstances around how the fire was lit are yet to be determined.

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