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Young Girl In Critical Condition After Being Found In A Car

A five-year-old girl is in a critical condition after being found in a car parked in the driveway of a Port Stephens home.

NSW Police were called to the Tanilba Bay house about 4.30pm on Tuesday.

The girl was treated at the scene and subsequently flown to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

"The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation by detectives from Port Stephens," a police spokesman said in a statement.

Temperatures hit 35C in the area on Tuesday afternoon.