Monday, August 2, 2021

Two Sydney homes damaged by Molotov cocktails

Two Sydney homes have been damaged by fire after being attacked with Molotov cocktails overnight.
Emergency services were called to the first home on Aspinall Avenue in Minchinbury in Sydney’s west around 9.20 pm, after at least one molotov cocktail was thrown through the front window.
Fire and Rescue NSW arrived to find the front of the home alight but managed to extinguish the blaze a short time later.
A 53-year-old man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for smoke inhalation then taken to hospital in a stable condition.
A younger boy who was home at the time was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation while another woman was found uninjured.
About 20 minutes later, officers were called to a separate fire at a home on Thornton Street, Kellyville Ridge, also believed to have been ignited by a Molotov cocktail.
A man and woman, aged 32 and 34, as well as an older man, were home at the time however no one was injured.
The blaze caused minor damage to the exterior of the home and was extinguished by Fire and Rescue NSW within minutes.
Crime scenes have been established at both addresses and both fires are being treated as suspicious.

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