Man charged, another critical after house fire at Wellington

A man has been charged and another is in a critical condition following a house fire at Wellington overnight.

Shortly after 5pm yesterday (Thursday 27 June 2019), officers from Orana-Mid Western Police District were called to a home on Glasson Street, following reports a house was well alight.

Officers from Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze.

A crime scene was established, and initial investigations suggest the fire was deliberately lit.

Police will allege a man was doused in petrol during the incident.

A 52-year-old man suffered serious burns to over 60 percent of his body.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Wellington District Hospital and later airlifted to Concord Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A 46-year-old man was later located at another Wellington residence where he was also treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for burns.

He was arrested and taken to Dubbo Base Hospital under police guard for assessment before being taken to Dubbo Police Station.

The man was charged with cause wounding / grievous bodily harm with intent to murder (DV) and refused bail to appear before Dubbo Local Court today (Friday 28 June 2019).

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