Man charged after assaulting police at house fire

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A man has been charged with assaulting two police officers at the scene of a house fire at St Marys this morning.

Emergency services were called to Shepherd Street about 3.15am and found a single-storey weatherboard home well alight.

Fire and Rescue NSW worked to contain the blaze but the house and contents were destroyed.

Two residents, a 66-year-old man and his 40-year-old daughter, escaped without injury.

Two officers, one from Nepean Police Area Command and a handler from the Dog Unit, were allegedly assaulted by a neighbour when they moved to prevent the homeowner from re-entering the burning building.

The 38-year-old man was arrested and taken to St Marys Police Station where he has now been charged with two counts of assault police and one count of resits/hinder police.

He’s been refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court later today.

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