Man pulled from house fire by police - Rossmore

Sunday, 31 October 2021 12:11:04 PM

Five officers have been hospitalised after pulling a man from a home in Sydney’s west overnight.

About 4am (Sunday 31 October 2021), emergency services were called to a care home on Emmetts Farm Road, Rossmore, after reports of a fire.

Officers from Liverpool Police Area Command attended and were notified a person was inside with smoke seen billowing from the home.

Five police officers – including three male sergeants and two male constable’s - entered the home, crawling on their hands and knees to locate the occupant, a 25-year-old man, unconscious in a bedroom.

The man was physically dragged from the home where he regained consciousness. He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to Liverpool Hospital suffering smoke inhalation.

Police used a garden hose to extinguish the blaze, that had caused significant damage to the home.

The five officers were treated for smoke inhalation and are currently being treated at Liverpool Hospital. They have all since been released.

A crime scene was established at the home, and detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire.

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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.