Critical incident declared after man injured in fire - Nowra

Saturday, 22 April 2023 01:36:03 PM

A critical incident investigation has been launched after a man was injured in a fire on the South Coast today.

About 8.55am (Saturday 22 April 2023), emergency services were called to a unit on Anns Street, Nowra, following a concern for welfare report.

On arrival, officers attached to South Coast Police District attempted to talk to the man; however, he was located suffering burns a short time later.

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital in a serious condition.

A crime scene was established and a critical incident team from Lake Illawarra Police District will investigate all circumstances surrounding the police response.

That investigation will be subject to an independent review.

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.