Inquiries continue into fatal house fire – Elderslie

Investigations continue into a suspicious fatal house fire in Sydney’s south-west.

Emergency services were called to Crank Place, Elderslie, about 11.40pm (Saturday 1 June 2019), following reports of a home invasion and a house fire.

Fire & Rescue NSW officers attended and worked to extinguish the blaze.

Once the fire was extinguished, the body of a man was located inside the home.

The body is yet to be formally identified, but is not believed to be a resident of the home.

Six other people were inside the home at the time and they were all treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Two officers also attended hospital for smoke inhalation. One of those officers also suffered a fractured hand. They have both now been released.

Officers from Camden Police Area Command established a crime scene, which continues to be examined by specialist forensic officers.

Detectives are treating the fire as suspicious and a targeted incident. They are urging anyone with information that may assist with their inquiries to come forward.

No further information is available at this stage.

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.

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