An investigation is underway after a man died, and a house was damaged by fire, in North Albury yesterday.
Police have been told a 39-year-old man arrived at a friend’s home in Glenly Street about 4pm (Thursday 21 January 2021), seeking help for extensive burns.
The friend flagged down a passing ambulance and the man was taken to Albury Base Hospital.
A short time later, officers from Fire and Rescue NSW were called to a house fire in Mate Street, North Albury. They were able to contain the blaze to the single building; however, the home sustained substantial damage.
Officers from Murray River Police District have established crime scenes at both homes in Mate and Glenly streets.
The Mate Street crime scene will be examined by Scene of Crime officers and Fire Investigators today (Friday 22 January 2021).
Police have now been advised the injured man died in hospital about 10pm.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Albury Police or 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.