Man charged with manslaughter over Emu Plains fire

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The scene of the fire at Emu Plains last month. Photo: TNV

Police have charged a man with manslaughter after another man died in a fire in Emu Plains last month.

About 1.45am on Friday , June 10, emergency services were called to O’Donoghues on the Great Western Highway at Emu Plains, following reports of a fire.

On arrival, officers from Penrith Local Area Command located a 29-year-old man on the road with serious burns.

Police rendered assistance to the man. He was taken to Nepean Hospital and later transferred to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he died about 9pm.

A 30-year-old man was located by NSW Ambulance Paramedics at Avoca Street, Emu Plains, with serious burns. The man was transferred to Concord Burns Unit, where he has been receiving ongoing treatment.

Last week, Police attended Concord Burns Unit, where they arrested and charged the 30-year-old man. He remains under police guard.

The man was charged with manslaughter, destroying property by fire and breach of bail conditions.

He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on Friday.

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