Man, 89, killed in house fire at Tottenham
A MAN tried in vain to save his elderly father from a burning home in Sydney on Wednesday.
The 58-year-old had only just finished helping his 89-year-old father into bed at Tottenham when his mother noticed flames coming from the air-conditioner in the lounge room.
The woman tried to put out the fire as her son crawled to the room to save his father but both were overcome with smoke and forced from the home.
Outside the home the man attempted to put out the fire until help arrived but it was too late.
The house was destroyed and the elderly man's body was found in his bed.
Investigations are continuing.