Man charged with manslaughter after another man dies in Sydney fire

A man has been charged with manslaughter after another man died in a fire in Sydney’s west last month.

Police say that about 1.45am on Friday 10 June, emergency services were called to a licensed premises on the Great Western Highway at Emu Plains, following reports of a fire.

On arrival, officers found a 29-year-old man on the road with serious burns. He was rushed to Nepean Hospital and later transferred to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he died shortly after.


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A 30-year-old man was also found on Avoca Street in Emu Plains suffering serious burns from the fire. He has been receiving ongoing treatment at the Concord Burns Unit since.

On Thursday 21 July, police attended the Concord Burns Unit, where they arrested the 30-year-old man.

He has been charged with manslaughter, destroying property by fire and breach of bail conditions.

He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on Friday 29 July 2016.