Rouse Hill woman was on fire, neighbours say

Police are still investigating how a 32-year-old woman in Rouse Hill came to suffer burns yesterday that have left her in a critical condition in hospital.

A neighbour said the woman was on fire when she ran screaming from the house on Greensborough Avenue shortly after 2pm.

Ambulances were called to the woman’s home before a CareFlight helicopter arrived at about 4.45 pm and took the woman to Royal North Shore Hospital.

Another neighbour said the woman’s whole body was burnt.

Inspector Toby Austin, from Castle Hill police, said they didn’t know yet what had happened.

He said The Hills Local Area Command had established a crime scene and were in the early stages of determining the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

A hospital spokeswoman said the woman was in a critical condition. 

She said the woman’s husband was taken to another hospital with more minor burns, which police said he suffered while helping his wife.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

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