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Deadly Thornlie blaze kills toddler Thyreese Alaniz and great grandfather Hugo Alaniz

A four-year-old boy and his great grandfather have died following a deadly blaze at a home in Thornlie last night.

Toddler Thyreese and his great-grandfather Hugo Alaniz, 69, were pulled unconscious from the fire on Rushbrook Way last night.

Paramedics worked for more than 30 minutes to resuscitate the pair and they were rushed to Fiona Stanley Hospital in a critical condition.

Mr Alaniz died a short time later.

Relatives said the little boy was unresponsive and confirmed brain dead this morning, but they had kept him on life support in a bid to save his organs for donation.

Tragically he was confirmed dead this evening.

Hugo Alaniz’s son Raul Alaniz spoke outside hospital today after the family spent the morning by Thyreese’s bed side at Perth Children’s Hospital.

“Thyreese has passed away,” he told 7 News Perth.

“He’s not responsive this morning and we’re in the middle of organising for his organs to be donated.”

Fire Investigators are still looking into the cause of the blaze but said a fire alarm at the property didn’t work.

Fire Investigation Officer Mark Hayes, said it was a timely reminder for families around the State to check their alarms.

“There was no battery in it,” he said

“It’s a reminder at this time of the year that working smoke detectors save lives.”

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