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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Woman dies in Sydney house fire

The body of a woman in her 70s has been found after a fire destroyed a home in Sydney’s south-west this morning.

Emergency services were called to Magnolia Place, Macquarie Fields, shortly before 1am today and found the single-level brick and tile house well alight.

A 45-year-old woman managed to escape the blaze and told neighbours her mother was still inside.

Police say two men attempted to enter the home by kicking in the back door but were unsuccessful in retrieving the woman inside.

The body of a woman, believed to be in her 70s, was found in the kitchen after the fire was extinguished.

The house has been destroyed in the blaze.

Five people were treated at the scene for the effects of smoke inhalation.

Crime Scene officers and Fire Investigators will examine the scene later today.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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