NSW police officers brave fierce flames to rescue man from top level of burning home

THREE brave police officers have been treated for smoke inhalation after running into a burning multi-storey home to rescue a man trapped in his bedroom in Sydney’s south west.

The blaze engulfed the top level of the Griffiths Avenue home at Punchbowl about 10.30pm on Friday, trapping a 36-year-old man in an upstairs bedroom.

As firefighters tried desperately to douse the flames, three police officers carried out a daring rescue by running into the burning building and carrying the man to safety.


He was treated by ambulance paramedics at the scene before being taken to Bankstown Hospital.

The three officers suffered smoke inhalation and were treated at the scene.

Inquiries into what caused the fire are continuing.