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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Three men suffer serious burns in hotel blaze

Three men – aged 74, 51 and 27 – have been airlifted to hospital with serious burns after a hotel fire in the state’s far west overnight.

Police say that at around 11.30pm yesterday on Wednesday, emergency services were called to Tiboburra – 330km north of Broken Hill – following reports a hotel was well alight.

“Fire crews attended and continue to extinguish the fire, however the hotel has been destroyed,” NSW Police said in a statement.

Two men, aged 27 and 51, were flown to Adelaide by the Royal Flying Doctor Services in a serious but stable condition with burns to their face, body and hands.

A third man, aged 74, has been flown to Broken Hill Hospital for treatment to serious lacerations and burns. He remains in a serious condition.

“Officers from Barrier Police District attended and established a crime scene. A Post Blast Investigator will attend to examine the scene later today,” police said.

Police say their initial inquiries suggest the fire was not suspicious.

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