A critical incident investigation has been launched after a man was injured in a fire in Nowra.
About 8.55am (Saturday 22 April 2023), emergency services were called to a unit on Anns Street, Nowra, following a concern for welfare report.
On arrival, officers attached to South Coast Police District attempted to talk to the man, however, he was located suffering burns a short time later.
The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital in a serious condition.
A crime scene was established and a critical incident team from Lake Illawarra Police District will investigate all circumstances surrounding the police response.
That investigation will be subject to an independent review.