Woman killed in house fire

A woman has died following a house fire at Saratoga Saturday morning. 

Just after 2am (Saturday 24 December 2016), emergency services were called to a home on Mimosa Avenue, Saratoga, following reports of a house fire. 

Police were told a neighbour attempted to enter the home after he noticed the resident – a 93-year-old woman – hadn’t evacuated, but he was overcome by smoke and unable to raise her. 

Fire fighters from Fire & Rescue NSW arrived a short time later and the fire was extinguished. 

The woman was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Gosford Hospital for treatment of burns to her face and legs, however tragically she has since passed away. 

A crime scene has been established, and is being examined by specialist forensic officers. 

Initial inquiries suggest the fire is not suspicious.  A brief of evidence will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.


Source: NSW Police

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