Man suffers extensive burns to almost his entire body in horror house fire

A MAN has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition with burns to almost his entire body after becoming trapped in a burning building in Sydney’s south.

The 39-year-old was asleep in a granny flat at the rear of a house on San Remo Avenue in Gymea when the flat went up in flames just after 1.30am.

Emergency services arrived to find the man trapped inside the inferno.


The 39-year-old sustained extensive “full and partial” burns to 70 percent of his body.

He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital where he remained this morning, in a critical condition.

It is not yet clear what sparked the blaze.

The house has been declared a crime scene and has been examined by forensic investigators.

Anyone with information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.

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