Woman suffers serious burns after going into burning home to search for her dog
The 34-year-old woman was able to flee the property but turned around when she realised her petdog was missing.
A woman has suffered serious burns to her face and body after going back into a burning house in Sydney's west to find her dog.
The 34-year-old woman was able to flee the property in Marayong when the fire broke out just after midnight, along with another woman aged 64.
But she decided to go back inside to search for her dog.
She suffered burns to her face, arm and airway and was treated at the scene before being taken to Westmead Hospital.
The woman was transferred to Concord Hospital's Burns Unit where her condition is described as critical but stable.
The woman's dog was found safe and is now being looked after by neighbours.
The other resident suffered only minor burns.
Crews from NSW Fire and Rescue extinguished the blaze shortly after 12.30am but the house has been significantly damaged.
A crime scene remains in place today while investigations are carried out however it's believed the fire started in the lounge room and is not being treated as suspicious.