Woman suffers serious burns in house fire

TWO women have been rushed to hospital – one of them with serious burns – following a house fire on the NSW South Coast.

Firefighters were called to the home on Scott Street at Shoalhaven Heads just before 3.30am on Saturday.

They arrived to find the dwelling well-alight and three occupants – two women and a man – gathered outside.


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A 47-year-old woman had suffered serious burns to her body and was taken to Shoalhaven Hospital for treatment.

Police said she was in a serious condition.

The second woman, 69, was also taken to the same hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

The 77-year-old man was not injured.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire, but sadly not before it caused significant damage to the home.

Police have established a crime scene as they try and determine what sparked the blaze.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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