NSW: Elderly woman dies trying to flee house fire

AN ELDERLY woman has tragically died after trying to flee her burning home in Punchbowl this morning.

About 6.30am, emergency services were called to the house on Punchbowl Road, following reports of a fire.

A woman, aged in her 90s, was injured trying to flee the home and was rushed to hospital Bankstown Hospital; however she died a short time later.


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Fire & Rescue NSW officers extinguished the blaze and a crime scene has been established.

Initial inquiries suggest the fire was not deliberately lit.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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