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Couple married for 60 years are torn apart after husband dies in house fire in Sydney’s south-west

Couple married for 60 years is torn apart as husband, 80, dies in house fire while his wife is pulled from the flames by their hysterical son and brave neighbours

  • A couple married for 60 years were torn apart by fire early on Saturday morning
  • Flavio and Clare Mustone were inside their home when it went up in flames 
  • Ms Mustone, 80, was saved from the blaze at their home in Sydney’s south-west  
  • Emergency crews found Mr Mustone’s body inside the home in Ambarvale 

A couple married for 60 years has been torn apart after a fire ripped through their home of 30 years, killing the husband.

Flavio and Clare Mustone, 80, were inside their home on Lavinia Place in Ambarvale, in Sydney’s south-west, when a blaze ripped through about 12.40am on Saturday. 

Their 56-year-old son tried to rescue his parents from the fire and hysterically called on neighbours to help battle the flames.

Flavio and Clare Mustone, 80, were inside their home on Lavinia Place in Ambarvale, in Sydney’s south-west, when a blaze ripped through about 12.40am on Saturday

Neighbour Roy Lucas told Nine News: ‘He was going ”my mum, my dad”, and he was just in hysterics’. 

‘And I knew if it was my mum and dad, I couldn’t leave them there, so I did what anyone would do.’ 

Mr Lucas grabbed a hose and attempted to go in but was forced to turn back when he couldn’t breathe from the smoke.

John Upston, another resident, heard the commotion and kicked in a fly screen to pull Ms Mustone from the wreckage and to safety. 

‘I just kept yelling out: “Is anyone there? is anyone there?” and I hear a faint voice just calling out: ”come to me, come to me” and it was just like a ghost showed up,’ he told Nine News.

The roof of the home collapsed during the inferno.

Their 56-year-old son tried to rescue his parents from the fire and hysterically called on neighbours to help battle the flames

Their 56-year-old son tried to rescue his parents from the fire and hysterically called on neighbours to help battle the flames

Ms Mustone was taken to Campbelltown Hospital for monitoring.  

Her 56-year-old son sustained burns to his hands and face, as well as smoke inhalation. He was taken to Liverpool Hospital.

Emergency crews found Mr Mustone’s body inside the home.

Police said the home sustained significant structural damage and a crime scene has been established. 

Inquiries into the cause of the fire will begin once the home is declared safe. 

The roof of the home collapsed during the inferno. The couple, who were married for six decades this year, had lived in the home for 30 years

The roof of the home collapsed during the inferno. The couple, who were married for six decades this year, had lived in the home for 30 years

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