Two people have died in a house fire in Glendenning, an area in Sydney’s west.
Emergency services were called when neighbours found the one-storey home alight and the roof collapsed.
Firefighters arrived at the home around 4.45 am and forced entry to rescue a 74-year-old woman. Paramedics performed CPR, but could not revive the woman.
Firefighters also found the body of a 77-year-old man.
A nearby residents told ABC it was a “big loss for the community”.
Fire and Rescue Superintendent Adam Dewberry told media: “Firefighters did rescue one occupant from the burning under intense fire conditions and handed that occupant over to the paramedics.”
Mr Dewberry added: “Unfortunately, the person that was rescued by firefighters has not been able to be revived. Once the smoke and heat cleared in the property, firefighters found a second person. The cause and origin of this fire is being investigated by police and fire investigators. It is a developing incident. It is a tragedy.”
Emergency crews have also reminded people to make sure that they have working smoke alarms.
NSW Police have established a crime scene and are now searching the burnt home for clues.