A woman has suffered critical burns after her house caught fire in Sydney’s west this morning.
Police say that the woman, aged in her 30s, was injured after running back inside the burning house in order to try and save her pet dog.
The fire broke out at about 12:30am this morning (Wednesday May 6) on Amos Place in Marayong. Emergency services arrived to find the single-storey house well-alight.
Two women, aged 34 and 64, were managed to make it out of the home, but the younger woman was injured after returning into the home to find her dog, police say.
She suffered burns to her face, arm and airway and was treated initially at the scene before being taken to Westmead Hospital. She has since been transferred to Concord Hospital’s Burns Unit where she is believed to be critical, but stable.
Thankfully, the dog was found safe and is being cared for by neighbours. The older woman suffered minor injuries.
Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters managed to put out the blaze but the house has suffered significant structural damage.
Early investigations suggest that the fire may have originated in the lounge room and is not believed to be suspicious.