Firefighters determining cause of fatal fire - VIDEO - Bankstown
Published: 16 Jul 2022 12:28pm
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) investigators are working to determine the cause of a fatal house fire this morning at Bankstown in Sydney's south-west.
Seven fire trucks rushed to the Ogmore Circuit home around 6.30am and found flames and a large plume of smoke issuing from the roof.
As fire crews extinguished the blaze, other firefighters turned off power and entered the home to conduct a search.
As they were clearing each room, they found the body of a person in a bedroom, where the blaze is believed to have started.
NSW Police Forensics experts are working with FRNSW's Fire Investigation and Research Unit (FIRU) to determine how the fire started.
Media note - video footage of the FRNSW response to the fire is available here: https://vimeo.com/730506047/0b5e1fe46e [external link]
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm
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