Man fighting for life after house fire - Port Macquarie

Published: 16 Jul 2022 01:33pm

A man is in a critical condition after a house fire overnight at Port Macquarie, on the state's mid-north coast.

Crews from eight Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) trucks battled the blaze in a single level home on the Oxley Highway just after 12.30am.

Authorities rescued a 60-year-old man as flames consumed the house.

It's believed he may have tried to re-enter the home as gas bottles exploded, causing his serious burns.

Firefighters gained control of the blaze as NSW Ambulance paramedics transported the man to hospital and treated two others at the scene.

The cause of the fire is still being determined.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Stations nearby


5 Central Rd, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

WAUCHOPE Fire Station

22 Young Street, Wauchope NSW 2446

LAURIETON Fire Station

33 Castle Street, Laurieton NSW 2443