Police believe others may have been injured in house fire – Canley Heights

Police investigating a suspicious fire at Canley Heights this morning believe more people may have been injured.

Emergency services attended Chelsea Drive, Canley Heights, about 5.45am today (Saturday 3 February 2024), and found a single-storey brick home well-alight

Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze, while a 68-year-old man was treated at the scene for burns and smoke inhalation, before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital. He’s reported to be a serious but stable condition.

Officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command established a crime scene, with initial inquiries indicating the fire was suspicious.

Following a canvass of the neighbourhood, police now believe other people – not residents of the home – may have also been injured and are urging them to seek medical help.

“Investigators are appealing for information about how the fire started but, more importantly, we are urging anyone who has been injured to seek treatment as soon as possible,” A/Insp McInerney said.

“We are repeating our appeal for information about anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the area around the time the fire began, or who has information about the incident or has sought treatment for unexplained burn injuries, to contact Fairfield Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” he said.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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