Hero four-year-old tried to save three siblings in shed fire but tragically died

A community in Australia has been devastated after a shed fire claimed the lives of young siblings.

Four-year-old boy Isaac McGregor and his siblings Mavis, six, Saige, three, and Ashlynn, 18 months, were playing in their shed on Saturday morning when a sofa caught fire.

Their mother Jasmine Beck, 26, raced outside and found Isaac shielding his siblings from the flames.

She had to move the couch to get to her children and grabbed Mavis first.

Police Inspector Emma Bartel said neighbours tried to rescue the children before emergency services arrived.

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Saige and Ashlynn died at the scene.

Isaac and Mavis, both in critical condition, were taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne by their father Kane McGregor.

They were both placed in intensive care with life-threatening burns on 80 percent of their bodies.

However, close friend – who started a GoFundMe to support the family – said Isaac had died of his injuries. This was confirmed by Victoria Police.

“He will always be remembered as the heroic young boy who gave his life trying to protect his siblings,” the GoFundMe update read.

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“We thank everyone so much from the bottom of our hearts for all the donations and support. This community is absolutely incredible.”

His father Kane told reporters he “couldn’t be prouder” of his eldest son for protecting his siblings.

The father, who was choking back tears, added: “What four-year-old huddles over their two little siblings?”

Victoria Police said detectives from the Arson and Explosives Squad were investigating the incident.

They are continuing to treat it as non-suspicious. A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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