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Image: Man who allegedly set fire to Melbourne home with mother-in-law of six fighting for her life

Husband under police guard after ‘set his wife’s house on fire’ while she was alone at home with one of their six children – as she fights for life in hospital

  • Kylie Griffith, 36, ran away from her Albanvale home with flames on her back
  • She was taken to Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and is fighting for life
  • A 17-year-old girl was taken to the city’s Royal Children’s Hospital

A man allegedly set his house on fire while his wife and at least one of their six children were named inside.

Roland Griffiths, 38, allegedly ignited a flammable liquid at his home on Sutherland Street in the western Melbourne suburb of Albanvale on Monday afternoon.

Local residents said they saw his wife, Kylie Griffiths, 36, running from the house, with flames on her back and her face with burns.

In the picture Roland (right) and Kylie (left) Griffith on their wedding day in December 2021

Damage has been seen at the Sutherland Street home in Albanvale, which was reportedly set on fire on Monday afternoon

Damage has been seen at the Sutherland Street home in Albanvale, which was reportedly set on fire on Monday afternoon

She was taken to The Alfred Hospital in the city, where she is now fighting for life.

Two others were also admitted to the hospital. A 17-year-old girl was taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital, where her condition is stable.

The 38-year-old man with non-life-threatening injuries is in the hospital, where he is under police guard.

The police and fire brigade were called to the house at around 5.20 pm after the fire broke out.

a neighbor told hear the herald That the street was filled with smoke.

he was watching his kids in his backyard trampoline when they told him there was smoke.

‘I ran outside to see if I could help. The street was just filled with thick, black smoke,’ he said.

The neighbor said it was ‘scary’ and that the fire brigade, truck, five ambulances and around seven police officers were present at the scene.

A 38-year-old man is under police guard at a Melbourne hospital after a house caught fire in the suburb of Albanwell

A 38-year-old man is under police guard at a Melbourne hospital after a house caught fire in the suburb of Albanwell

‘The whole street was just a flashing light.’

He said it was a setback as the area was a “peaceful neighbourhood”.

A window of the house was broken, in which all the belongings of the front room were seen to be burnt.

Much of the roof, especially the back side, had collapsed and parts of the front yard grass were burned.

The Sutherland Street home in Melbourne's Albanvale, which was reportedly set on fire on Monday

The Sutherland Street home in Melbourne’s Albanvale, which was reportedly set on fire on Monday

A spokesman for Fire and Rescue Victoria said it took about half an hour for 26 firefighters to douse the blaze.

On Tuesday, police detectives and a forensic unit were at the scene and talking to neighbours.

“The exact circumstances of the incident are being investigated by the Arson and Explosives Squad,” a Victoria Police spokesman said.

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