Two volunteer fire fighters have tragically died, after their fire truck crashed on the way to a blaze south-west of Sydney overnight.
A Rural Fire Service crew was travelling as part of a convoy, when it struck a tree and rolled along Wilson Drive in Buxton.
Emergency services were called to the scene just before 11.30pm, though despite desperate attempts they couldn’t save the driver or the front passenger.
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Three other passengers were injured in the crash, and were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
Police say a crime scene has now been established, and the crash investigation unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
It comes after a horror day of conditions across the state, with multiple blazes burning at emergency level.
Earlier, two fire fighters had to be placed in induced comas, after they suffered serious burns to their faces and bodies when their truck was engulfed by flames at Bargo.
A third member of that crew is also being treated for serious burns and smoke inhalation.
Conditions are expected to ease across the state today, hopefully giving crews the chance to get the upper hand.