Several first responders were then forced to inform the girls’ mother, who was not present at the time.
‘They are stunned, gutted, and bereaved. ‘They are speechless,’ another buddy observed.
Deputy mayor Sarah Ndiaye of the Byron Shire said locals, particularly those who live in these types of hinterland villages, were particularly close.
The community as a whole will feel the loss, she stated.
‘The people on the scene obviously went in to check and saw what they saw,’ Tweed-Byron Police Superintendent Dave Roptell said.
‘It’s beyond heartbreaking to witness… someone die in these conditions. However, two females four years old is a terrible set of circumstances.’
Detectives will collaborate with on-scene fire investigators to discover the exact cause of the blaze.
The home sustained just little damage.