THE man accused of murdering a woman and a young boy in last week's Tamworth housefire remains in a Sydney hospital undergoing treatment for burns.
At the same time, a woman - one of two survivors in the blaze - is still clinging to life in hospital. She remains in a critical condition at a specialist burns unit in Sydney.
Neither can be identified for legal reasons after police and a Legal Aid solicitor applied for a suppression order on the case late on Friday in Tamworth Local Court.
The names, ages, connection to the accused and any other information that tends to identify the two deceased and two survivors cannot be published as part of the court order.
The accused's identity is also suppressed.
He was transferred to a Sydney hospital by ambulance late on Friday for specialist treatment. It's understood he suffered burns in the fire before he presented to officers at Tamworth Police Station on Thursday morning.
He's charged with the murder of a young boy and a woman in the fire that detectives allege he deliberately lit at the Tamworth house shortly before 5.30am.
He remains under a 24-hour guard at the hospital after being refused bail on Friday morning in a bedside hearing by magistrate Julie Soars.
A young boy, who suffered minor injuries and smoke inhalation in the fire was released from Tamworth hospital on Friday. He is being cared for by family members in the wake of the devastating blaze.
On Monday, police confirmed investigations into the suspicious fire were continuing, after the home was cleared as a crime scene.
Forensic officers and fire investigators spent days combing the charred remains as they build their brief of evidence into the cause of the fire.
Strike Force Glendare detectives have spoken to witnesses and canvassed the neighbourhood as part of their investigation.
A GoFundMe page has been setup in the wake of the tragedy last week.
The Leader cannot name the page for legal reasons but more than $3200 has been donated by community members to help those affected by the blaze.
The Leader was the only media outlet to challenge the non-publication order in #Tamworth Local Court, arguing the accused's name should be reported in the interests of open justice. A further order prohibits the identification of the two people in hospital, and the two deceased. https://t.co/WFVHnTd78W— Breanna Chillingworth (@breannachill) October 18, 2019