Concerns held for man following ferocious NSW house fire

Police have concerns for the well-being of a man following a ferocious fire at a home in Parkes, which resulted in another man receiving burns to 20 per cent of his body.

The blaze started at a house on Miller Street just before 6.30pm on Monday.

Police said it’s believed two men may have been smoking at the time the fire broke out.


A 21-year-old man was rushed to Parkes Hospital before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital Intensive Care Unit suffering burns to both legs and his right arm.

He is reported to be in a serious but stable condition.

Meanwhile, police are looking for a second man, aged 28, who is believed to have left the home before emergency services arrived.

“Police are now keen to find the man to ensure he was not also injured, and to establish the circumstances of how the fire occurred,” NSW police said in a statement.

A container of petrol has been seized from the scene for forensic examination.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Parkes Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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