Man charged with murder after fatal NSW house fire

A man has been charged with murder following a fatal house fire on the New South Wales south coast.

Emergency services were called to a home on Leonard St at Bomaderry around 10.40pm on Friday following reports of a break-in and fire.

The home along with a vehicle were completely destroyed in the blaze.


A 49-year-old man was pulled unconscious from the home but could not be revived.

An 18-year-old managed to escape the blaze uninjured.

The fire was immediately deemed suspicious with forensic officers spending most of Saturday scouring the home.

Detectives attended a home in the same street on Saturday afternoon, arresting a 26-year-old man.

He was taken to Nowra Police Station and charged with murder and three counts of destroy or damage property.

Police will allege the man smashed a window before pouring petrol inside the home and setting it alight.

He was refused bail to front Wollongong Local Court via videolink on Sunday.