Editor's note: A magistrate has suppressed key details in the case on Friday afternoon and the story has been updated to reflect those court orders.
A MAN has been charged with the murder of a woman and a young boy after this morning's deadly housefire.
The man is accused of two counts of murder, alleged to have deliberately sparked the fire in Tamworth on Thursday morning that claimed two lives.
The Leader can reveal the man, who now cannot be identified due to a wide-ranging suppression order, was charged at his hospital bedside on Thursday night by detectives with murder.
The man remains under police guard in Tamworth hospital, where he is receiving treatment for his injuries.
The man is the prime suspect in the suspicious fire. He handed himself in to Tamworth police shortly after the blaze erupted and spent much of today being questioned by detectives. He was then transported to hospital for specialist medical treatment.
Strike Force Glendare - which is made up of detectives from Oxley, New England and the state's arson squad - is leading the probe into the deadly housefire.
The deadly blaze iclaimed the life of the woman in the front bedroom as well as a young boy in a back room - an extremely traumatic scene for fire crews and police who tried to save them.
Another young boy is recovering in Tamworth hospital from minor injuries and smoke inhalation, after he miraculously managed to make it out of the home, which was engulfed in flames just before dawn.
A second woman suffered "severe and significant burns" to much of her body and has been flown to a specialist burns unit at a Sydney hospital.
Her condition continued to deteriorate throughout the day and she was listed in a critical condition tonight.
Detectives have not ruled out further charges and say investigations are continuing.