Two men have been injured following a suspicious fire at O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub in Emu Plains this morning.
About 1.45am this morning, emergency services were called to the popular hotel on the Great Western Highway.
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 with life-threatening injuries.
“A second male was located by NSW Ambulance Paramedics at Avoca Street, Emu Plains, with serious burns,” A Police spokesperson said.
“He was taken to Concord Hospital.”
A crime scene has been established and police are treating the blaze as suspicious.
The Great Western Highway between Old Bathurst Road and Billington Place was closed for several hours but has now re-opened.
Anyone with information in relation to the incident is urged to contact Penrith Police Station on 4721 9444 or Crime Stoppers.