Two homes damaged by fire in Sydney’s west

Police are appealing for information after two homes were damaged by suspicious fires in Sydney’s west and north-west overnight.

About 9.20pm (Wednesday 16 June 2021), emergency services were called to Aspinall Avenue, Minchinbury, to reports of a fire.

Police have been told a blaze broke out in the front of a home after at least one molotov cocktail was thrown through the window.

It was extinguished by Fire & Rescue NSW a short time later.

A 53-year-old man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for smoke inhalation then taken to hospital in a stable condition.

A younger boy who was home at the time was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation while another woman at the address was uninjured.

About 20 minutes later, officers from Quakers Hill Police Area Command responded to reports of a separate fire at a home on Thornton Street, Kellyville Ridge, also believed to have been ignited by a molotov cocktail.

A man and woman, aged 32 and 34, as well as an older man, were home at the time however no one was injured.

The blaze caused minor damage to the exterior of the home and was extinguished by Fire & Rescue NSW within minutes.

Crime scenes have been established at both addresses and investigations are ongoing.

As inquiries continue, any witnesses or anyone in either area who may have dashcam vision from the area at the time is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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