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Elderly Man Pulled Unconscious From House Fire

An elderly man is in hospital after a house fire in Lidcombe.

Police and emergency services rushed to Maud Street about 12.50am after witnesses smelt smoke coming from the premises.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and removed an 84-year-old man from the home who was suffering from smoke inhalation.

He has been taken to Westmead Hospital where he is understood to be in a stable condition.

A crime scene was established which is being examined by forensic specialists.

While the cause is still being investigated, the fire is believed to have started in the kitchen and is not considered suspicious at this stage.

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