Suspicious house fire leaves holidaying family homeless

A family has been left homeless after a suspicious fire ravaged their Melbourne property last night.

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade says the couple and their three children were on holidays when the blaze erupted inside the Essendon home.

“It’s a total loss. It looks like there’s nothing left in the house at all,” said Station Officer Henry Laursen.

“It’s the most significant fire I’ve seen in my career.”

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