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Firefighters discover dead man in a burning car on Hume Rd in Smithfield, Sydney’s western suburbs

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Horrified firefighters find a man’s charred body inside an SUV which exploded into flames in a quiet suburb – sparking murder investigation

  • Emergency crews found a dead body after extinguishing a car that was burning
  • The body, believed to be male, was found in the car in Smithfield, Sydney
  •  Shocking footage shows the car up in flames on a street in the city’s west

A dead body found in a burning car in daylight is being treated as ‘suspicious’.  

Emergency crews discovered the body when they were alerted to a car on fire on Hume Road in Smithfield, Sydney’s western suburbs, at about 6pm on Saturday. 

Shocking video from the scene showed black smoke billow, as the flames engulfed the car.

A fire engine was also seen reversing away from the blazing car to keep a safe distance. 

A dead body has been found in a burning car (pictured) and police are treating the death as ‘suspicious’

A fire engine was also seen reversing away from the blazing car to keep a safe distance (pictured)

A fire engine was also seen reversing away from the blazing car to keep a safe distance (pictured) 

Emergency crews discovered the body when they were alerted to a car on fire on Hume Road in Smithfield, Sydney's western suburbs, at about 6pm on Saturday. Pictured: Police officers at the scene

Emergency crews discovered the body when they were alerted to a car on fire on Hume Road in Smithfield, Sydney’s western suburbs, at about 6pm on Saturday. Pictured: Police officers at the scene 

Firefighters extinguished the flames, only to discover the body of a person who is believed to be male in the car afterwards.  

NSW Police confirmed Cumberland area command have established a crime scene and commenced their investigations.

The death is being treated as suspicious.   

Officers are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or has information to contact Cumberland Police or Crime Stoppers.

NSW Police confirmed Cumberland area command have established a crime scene and commenced their investigations. Pictured: Police officers at the scene

NSW Police confirmed Cumberland area command have established a crime scene and commenced their investigations. Pictured: Police officers at the scene

NSW Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or has information to contact Cumberland Police or Crime Stoppers. Pictured: A police officer at the crime scene in Smithfield

NSW Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or has information to contact Cumberland Police or Crime Stoppers. Pictured: A police officer at the crime scene in Smithfield

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