Neighbour arrested after man, 49, dies in suspicious house fire

Australian Associated Press
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A 26-year-old man has been arrested over a suspicious house fire which killed one of his neighbours on the NSW south coast.

Emergency workers were called to a Bomaderry home on Leonard Street just after 10.30pm on Friday after reports of a break-in and fire, police said.

Fire and Rescue NSW said firefighters were met with a confronting scene, with a man still inside the burning home.

The 49-year-old was pulled unresponsive from the house and could not be revived.

Leonard St in Bomaderry
Emergency workers were called to a home on Leonard St in Bomaderry after reports of a break-in and fire. Source: Google Maps

A second male, the victim's son, managed to escape uninjured.

The blaze destroyed the house and a nearby vehicle before firefighters extinguished it.

The 26-year-old man was on Saturday afternoon arrested at a house on the same Bomaderry street as the victim.

He is yet to be charged and is assisting with enquiries.

"It's a horrific way (to die), of course it is," Detective Inspector Scott Nelson said.

"There's information we're sifting through at the moment, speaking to people, and obviously we're trying to put all those pieces together."

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