Woman fighting for life after running into burning home to rescue dog

A woman is in a critical condition after suffering serious burns while trying to save her dog from a ferocious house fire in Sydney early this morning.

Emergency services rushed to the home on Amos Place at Marayong about 12.30am and found the single-storey house well-alight upon arrival.

Two women, aged 34 and 64, managed to escape the inferno before crews arrived.


However, it’s understood the younger woman went back into the burning home looking for her dog.

She suffered burns to her face, arm and airway and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital.

The injured woman has now been transferred to Concord Hospital’s Burns Unit where her condition is described as critical but stable.

The older woman escaped with relatively minor injuries and the dog was found safe and is being looked after by neighbours.

According to police, early investigations suggest the fire is not suspicious and began in the lounge room.

A crime scene has since been established at the home and investigations are continuing.

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