Two Elderly People Die In House Fire In Sydney’s West
Two elderly people have died after being pulled from a house fire in Sydney’s west this morning.
The home in Wetherill Park was engulfed in flames when emergency crews were called to the location at 6:45am on Wednesday morning.
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First responders were able to pull the 81-year-old man and 75-year-old woman from the two-story but died from the injuries sustained.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry told Guardian Australia neighbours were trying to access the house to save the two people before firefighters arrived.
“The smoke was so thick they couldn’t see the second level,” he said.
“They knew two elderly people were inside. They did a wonderful job, pulling the door open, wedging open the roller door.
“Unfortunately, the fire was too well advanced … the fire was thick and intense.”
9News has reported two neighbours suffered smoke inhalation in attempting to save the couple.
A NSW Ambulance spokesperson confirmed one was taken to Liverpool hospital for smoke inhalation.
A crime scene has been established, which will be forensically examined by NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW investigators.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
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