Man suffers burns to 50 per cent of his body in factory fire

A CRIME SCENE has been set up after a man was flown to hospital with serious burns, following a factory fire in Sydney’s west.

About 7.15pm on Friday, the man was found at a service station on Sunnyholt Road in Blacktown, with burns to 50 per cent of his body.

Initial inquiries suggest the man suffered his injuries at a nearby factory fire, where a transformer exploded.


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Fire & Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze.

The man, believed to be aged between 35 and 45, was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment.

He is reported to be in a critical condition, but is yet to be identified.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of medium build, with dark cropped hair, and a full trimmed beard.

Officers from Blacktown Police Area Command established a crime scene at the premises, which is being examined by specialist forensic officers.

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