Emergency crews responding to fatal fire – Penrith

Police are investigating a fatal fire in Sydney’s west.

About 2.45pm today (Thursday 28 May 2020), emergency services were called to Lethbridge Street at Penrith following reports of a fire on the balcony of a unit complex.

Officers attached to Nepean Police Area Command, Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended.

After the fire was extinguished, the body of a man was located on the balcony. He is yet to be formally identified.

A crime scene has been established and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire is underway.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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