Police says two young sisters have died after a fire inside a house at Goonengerry.
Emergency services were called to the single-storey property on Mafeking Road, Goonengarry, shortly after 4am today (Sunday, 7 November), responding to reports that two children were suffering from smoke inhalation.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District and NSW Ambulance paramedics performed CPR on both children; however the twins, four-year-old girls were unable to be revived.
A woman is also being treated for shock.
The building is part of a multiple-occupancy community, about 30km west of Byron Bay.
Detectives from Tweed/Byron PD will be working with fire investigators to determine the cause of the blaze, but initial reports indicate a candle may have been left burning inside the home.
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