Woman in critical condition after house fire – Marayong

A woman remains in a critical condition after being injured when her house caught fire in Sydney’s west this morning.

Emergency services were called to Amos Place at Marayong about 12.30am (Wednesday 6 May 2020), and found the single-storey house well-alight.

Two women, aged 34 and 64, were able to leave the home unassisted; however, police have been told the younger woman went back into the building looking for her dog.

She suffered burns to her face, arm and airway. She was treated at the scene before being taken to Westmead Hospital and has now been transferred to Concord Hospital’s Burns Unit where her condition is described as critical but stable.

The older woman escaped with relatively minor injuries; the dog was found safe and is being looked after by neighbours.

Fire & Rescue NSW firefighters extinguished the blaze, but the house has sustained significant structural damage.

A crime scene remains in place and will be examined when the area is deemed safe.

Early investigations suggest the fire is not suspicious and began in the lounge room.

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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