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Woman dies after Fairy Meadow house fire

The Fairy Meadow home destroyed by fire on Wednesday. Picture: Fire & Rescue NSW

A woman has died after being found unconscious inside her burning home at Fairy Meadow earlier this week.

Emergency services were called to a home at Matthew Street, Fairy Meadow, just after 2am on Wednesday, May 19, following reports of a fire.

Fire and Rescue NSW attended and found a woman and her three grandchildren had escaped the building uninjured; however, a 33-year-old woman was unaccounted for from the house.

Firefighters entered the home and found the woman in a bedroom. She was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Wollongong Hospital in a critical condition; Wollongong Police District were advised last night that she had died.

Inquiries are continuing into the cause of the blaze.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or visit the Crime Stoppers website . Information is treated in strict confidence.


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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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