Man dies in unit fire - Whalan

Thursday, 23 March 2017 01:09:25 AM

Police will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner following the death of a man in a fire in Sydney’s west.

Just before 11pm yesterday (Wednesday 22 March 2017), emergency services were called to Torres Crescent, Whalan, where they found a unit well-alight.

The fire was extinguished; however, the unit was extensively damaged.

The body of a man, believed to aged in his 80s, was located during a search of the premises.

A post mortem examination will be conducted to formally identify the man and determine cause of death.

Officers from Mount Druitt Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

An investigation into the circumstances of the fire is underway, and it is not yet known if the fire is suspicious.

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