Police from the Shoalhaven Local Area Command are investigating a suspicious fire in a shed on the state’s south coast yesterday.
About 3pm (Monday, 14 January, 2013), two men aged 56 and 59, who reside on a property in Hannigans Lane, Bolong, saw smoke coming from the rear of a large shed on their property.
The two men ran to the shed and attempted to extinguish the blaze prior to the arrival of NSW Fire and Rescue crews.
As a result, the fire was brought under control however the 59-year-old man suffered serious smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
He was taken to Shoalhaven Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
Detectives from Shoalhaven Local Area Command are investigating the incident and have received information that just prior to the fire starting, a man described as being aged in his fifties and obese, was seen walking from the area.
Anyone who may have information about this incident should contact Shoalhaven Detectives on 4421 9699, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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