83-year-old man injured in house fire near Yass

A man has been seriously injured after a house fire near Yass overnight.

About 1am today (Sunday 6 June 2021), emergency services from both NSW and the ACT responded to reports of a house fire in Gooromon Ponds Road, Wallaroo, approximately 40km south of Yass.

Eight occupants were able to escape the home when fire broke out; however, an 83-year-old man suffered smoke inhalation and burns.

He was treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance officers before being taken to Canberra Hospital.

Fire and Rescue NSW, ACT Fire and Rescue, and Wallaroo Rural Fire Service worked to control the blaze but the home was destroyed.

Officers from The Hume Police District attended, established a crime scene and commenced an investigation.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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