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Police investigate house fire in Hackham West, Adelaide

Duncan EvansNCA NewsWire
The man died after a fire broke out at the home on Amsterdam Rd in Adelaide’s outer south. NewsWire/ Dean Martin
Camera IconThe man died after a fire broke out at the home on Amsterdam Rd in Adelaide’s outer south. NewsWire/ Dean Martin Credit: News Corp Australia

A man has died and a woman is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a fire broke out at a home in Adelaide’s outer southern suburbs.

Emergency services raced to the fire on Amsterdam Rd in Hackham West just before 8.30am.

“Two occupants were inside the home at the time of the fire,” the police said on Saturday afternoon.

“Despite the efforts of fire fighters and paramedics, a 61-year-old man died at the scene.”

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Paramedics took the woman to Flinders Medical Centre in a critical condition.

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Camera IconEmergency services raced to the scene on Amsterdam Rd just before 8.30am: NewsWire/ Dean Martin Credit: News Corp Australia

CIB detectives, forensic response investigators and fire cause investigators attended the scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire.

The police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Photos from the scene show fire damage to the roof of the house.

Amsterdam Road is closed near the scene of the fire and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Originally published as Police investigate house fire in Hackham West, Adelaide

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