Man dies in hazard reduction burn on his rural NSW property

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A antheral died from terrible burns aft becoming trapped by a occurrence during hazard simplification burning connected his spot successful the state’s Central West connected Saturday.

Emergency services were called to The Bogan Way successful Forbes astatine astir 11.30am aft the antheral suffered superior burns.

Police said the 75-year-old antheral was conducting a hazard simplification pain connected 1 of his paddocks, with the assistance of NSW Rural Fire Service members and family, erstwhile helium became trapped by the fire.

RFS officers conducting a controlled burn.

RFS officers conducting a controlled burn.Credit:Brook Mitchell

Paramedics and RFS members treated him astatine the country earlier helium was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital, wherever helium died connected Saturday night.

Central West Police established a transgression country astatine the spot and forensic officers investigated.

Police said archetypal inquiries suggested the circumstances of the man’s decease were not suspicious. An probe volition beryllium conducted, and a study volition beryllium prepared for the Coroner.

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