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Three people missing in Mt Helen house fire
CFA remains on scene at a house fire near Ballarat where three people are unaccounted for.
Crews were called to the house in Greenhill Road, Mt Helen at 1.30am this morning after neighbours reported hearing an explosion and seeing flames.
The fire took around 40 minutes to bring under control and the single-storey brick house has been completely destroyed.
Once it is safe to do so, a search of the house will be conducted as two women and a man remain unaccounted for.
More on Victoria Police News.
Three trucks and a number of support vehicles from Ballarat City, Buninyong and Sepastopol attended.