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Man dies in suspicious Shoalhaven house fire


A man has died in a Shoalhaven house fire that was deliberately lit.

Emergency workers were called to a Bomaderry home just after 10.30pm after reports of a break-in and fire.

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

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

A second male managed to escape uninjured.

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

Police say the man's death is considered suspicious and the homicide squad is involved in the investigation.

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