The tragedy was “devastating for the family of the person involved, but also for our teams who have also had to overcome that anguish,” he said.
Campbelltown City Police Superintendent Julian Griffiths said the cause of the hell was not determined and the police were investing specialized resources in the investigation.
He said the teenager was a visitor to the home, but was unable to comment further on the circumstances except to say that the usual occupants, a woman and her five children, had escaped.
However, he confirmed that police had attended the same street Tuesday night following reports of a fight.
If there is any link between the two incidents “it will be included in the investigation,” he said.
He added that the officers were walking the street and receiving help from a neighbor.
“It is a tragic situation in which a young life has been lost and I think that is why it is essential that we, as a police officer, investigate the circumstances and encourage the community to help us in that regard by letting us know if they have information,” he said. Superintendent Griffiths. .
A neighbor said she was in bed when she heard “a lot of screaming, screaming.”
“I woke up my husband, looked out the door and [saw] the house on fire, “said the woman Nine news.
“[A woman] I was yelling, ‘Get the kids out, get the kids out.’
NSW Police are urging anyone with dashcam information or images from the time the fire broke out to contact Crime Stoppers.
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