Explosion and fire Campsie

Published: 17th August 2009

This afternoon NSWFB Communication centre in Sydney received numerous Triple Zero calls to an explosion in a residential unit block in Fifth Ave, Campsie. Firefighters were responded from Campsie, Lakemba, Burwood, Ashfield, Marrickville and Kogarah. On arrival firefighters identified an intense fire in a first storey unit. Firefighters wearing breathing sets entered the building to extinguish the blaze and search for any occupants. Fortunately no one was at home at the time of the incident as the unit was severely damaged. Residents of the block of units were not allowed to return to their properties due to the amount of damage caused by the explosion. The cause of the fire and explosion are still being investigated.