Friday, May 24, 2024

Man dies in Kirrawee blaze

A 54-year-old man has died in hospital after suffering serious burns during a fire at Kirrawee yesterday.

Police say that at about 1.30am on Saturday, emergency services were called to the home on Moona Road after reports of a fire.

Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze which left the home significantly damaged.

Four occupants were able to escape, however, a 54-year-old man suffered serious burns and was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition, where he later died.

Two women, aged 23 and 51, and a 25-year-old man were all taken to St George Hospital after suffering smoke inhalation. The older woman remains in a critical but stable condition and the others have since been released

A crime scene was established and detectives from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command have commenced an investigation into the cause of the fire.

A brief will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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