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Man who carried his elderly mother to safety after their home caught on fire dies

Hero son dies saving his elderly mother from a house fire after running back into the burning building to fight the blaze

  • Firefighters were called to Rodd Point in Sydney’s inner west just before 2.30am
  • The man woke up his elderly mother and helped her out of the burning home 
  • He rushed back into the home to fight the flames and suffered fatal injuries 

A man has died in a house fire after he re-entered the burning building to fight the blaze.

Emergency workers were called to Rodd Point in Sydney’s inner west just before 2.30am on Tuesday, and arrived to find the house well alight.

The man woke up his mother and helped her out of the home, but rushed back into the home to fight the flames and suffered fatal injuries, police said.  

His body was later found inside the home. 

A man died in a Sydney house fire early on Tuesday morning after he re-entered the burning building to fight the blaze (pictured is the scene)

The man woke up his mother (pictured) and helped her out of the home, but rushed back into the home to fight the flames and suffered fatal injuries, police said

The man woke up his mother (pictured) and helped her out of the home, but rushed back into the home to fight the flames and suffered fatal injuries, police said

NSW Fire and Rescue duty commander Graham Moore told The Daily Telegraph the ‘fire was through the roof’ and ‘quite fierce.’  

‘[It’s] extremely sad circumstances for the family. It’s a really timely reminder that once you manage to get yourself out of a fire, whatever you do, don’t go in,’ he said.  

The blaze caused the home’s roof to cave in.  

Firefighters continued to battle the fire on Tuesday morning.  

An investigation is under way.

Emergency workers were called to Rodd Point in the city's inner west just before 2.30am on Tuesday, and arrived to find the house well alight (pictured)

Emergency workers were called to Rodd Point in the city’s inner west just before 2.30am on Tuesday, and arrived to find the house well alight (pictured)

 

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