A woman’s body was found after a fire broke out in northwest Sydney.
Shortly after 10:30 a.m., firefighters were dispatched after a “small fire” broke out in a unit on the second floor of the three-story building.
The crew entered the smoke-filled apartment wearing respirators, searched the occupants, and found the body of a woman.
She was found with severe burns to her body.
Firefighters put out the fire before the crime scene was declared.
The woman has not yet been formally identified.
FRNSW investigators are now working with New South Wales Police detectives to determine the cause of the fatal fire.
It is the second fatal fire in New South Wales since winter began just two weeks ago.
Earlier this month, a home fire raged in the state’s Midwest, killing another woman and narrowly narrowing a man and two children to death.
FRNSW Superintendent Adam Dewberry said these tragedies serve as a reminder to others about fire safety in the cooler months as the investigation continues.
“Winter is usually the time when firefighters respond to house fires, and unfortunately there is an increase in deaths and injuries from fires,” Saputo-Dewbery said.
“Two fire deaths in just two weeks into the winter are devastating and have affected many, including the victims’ families and friends, firefighters and the wider community. I have.”
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