Police, fire crews rescue man and woman from burning house at Dubbo

A man and a woman have been rescued from a burning home at Dubbo overnight.

About 1.40am (Wednesday 28 October 2020), a member of the public alerted police to a burning home on Brisbane Street.

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District entered the home and located a 43-year-old man inside. He was carried out and treated by paramedics.

Fire and Rescue NSW arrived a short time later and rescued the second occupant, a 61-year-old woman.

The pair were both taken to Dubbo Base Hospital, where they remain in a serious condition.

The fire was extinguished and an investigation into the circumstance surrounding the fire is underway; however, the cause is not yet determined.

Orana Mid-Western Police District Commander, Superintendent Peter McKenna, praised the bravery of the three police officers involved.

“The two constables and a senior constable were the first emergency responders on the scene and have entered the burning home to save the occupants,” Supt McKenna said.

“We are fortunate to have police and other emergency services who see trouble, respond and – without a thought for themselves – save lives.

“The actions of the officers will be reviewed with a view towards appropriate recognition.”

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