Tributes for children killed in Vic fire

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The distressed family of four children who died in a house fire in Melbourne have thanked well wishers for their support.

The children, aged from one to 10, died after a fire engulfed a Mantello Drive home in Werribee in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A fifth child, an eight-year-old boy, has been discharged from hospital, while his parents remain at The Alfred in a stable condition.

The Osman family released a statement through The Alfred hospital late on Monday afternoon.

"We'd like to thank our friends and the broader community for all their generosity and well wishes shared over the past 24 hours," the statement said.

"As you can appreciate, this is an incredibly distressing time for us, and we ask that our family's space and privacy is respected as we grieve."

On Monday, dozens of tributes were left outside the home, which was gutted by the fire.

They included flowers, cards and notes, teddy bears and a Thomas the Tank Engine toy set.

"Forever young," a note read.

Arson and explosives squad detectives are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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