Police and firefighters are being praised for their bravery following a house fire in the Dubbo CBD on Wednesday morning.
Two people are in hospital after a Church Street house was engulfed in flames.
A witness alerted officers at the Dubbo Police Station to the fire about 1.40am.
Three police officers ran to the building when they saw smoke emitting from the residence, and became concerned there were occupants inside.
The officers forced entry into the building and found a semi-conscious 45-year-old man suffering from smoke inhalation and burns.
They were able to remove him from the property.
The officers attempted to regain entry into the property, however couldn't due to the intensity of the fire.
Shortly after NSW Fire and Rescue crews arrived and were able to rescue the second occupant, an unconscious but breathing 61-year-old woman who was also suffering from burns.
Both were treated by NSW Ambulance and taken to Dubbo Hospital.
It is understood they remain in hospital with life-threatening conditions.
Orana Mid-Western Police District Commander Superintendent Peter McKenna praised the work of three police officers who put their lives at risk to save members of the public from fire.
Superintendent McKenna said he was "extremely proud" of the officers involved who didn't hesitate when faced with this situation.
"This is the epitome of bravery, to really put your life at risk, to save members of the public like they have," he said.
"I will be ensuring they are appropriately recognised for their actions."
Fire and Rescue NSW Dubbo Station Commander, Chris Cusack said there were about 20 firefighters on scene to extinguish the blaze.
Commander Cusack praised the team effort by emergency services and said there was also reports of an off-duty paramedic walking past who assisted police with the revival of the first individual.
"It was a very intense situation for the first arriving crews, for the police and the firies," he said.
"To be confronted with a house, pretty well alight, the fire spreading into a second building and persons reported, that's a very intense situation for anyone."
"The actions of the emergency services have really given those individuals the best chance of a quick recovery if possible.
"Shortly after the second occupant was removed from the home, the roof did collapse. So it was very very touch and go."
Superintendent McKenna said police investigations were underway.
"We will determine a cause of the fire most likely tomorrow," he said.
Two people are being treated at Dubbo Hospital after a fire in the Dubbo CBD.
Fire and Rescue NSW reported two people were rescued from the building and taken to Dubbo Hospital.
The area is blocked off and a crime scene has been established while investigations into the cause of the fire continue.
The road closures are expected to be in place for a number of hours.
People are urged to avoid the area.