Gerringong: woman dies in house fire 

An elderly woman died in a house fire at Gerringong Monday.

Emergency services attended Osborne Street at about 1pm where they found a home on fire.

The man’s wife, aged in her 90s was unaccounted.

The woman’s body was located a short time ago.

A rescue helicopter landed at the nearby Michael Cronin Oval and the man was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Nearly 30 firefighters attended the scene with neighbours reporting seeing windows and parts of the roof exploding.

Police from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command established a crime scene at the property and started inquiries into the fire.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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