House fire in Blayney

Published: 21st July 2007

This evening firefighters from Blayney were called to a house fire in Water Street, Blayney. On arrival fire crews found a single level house with smoke issuing from the rear section of the premises. The crew quickly extinguished the fire in the roof and was able to prevent the fire from spreading to the remainder of the house. An investigation of the fire revealed that the fire started when heat from the chimney of a slow combustion heater caused the roof timbers to catch alight. As part of the NSW Fire Brigades winter fire safety campaign people with wood burning stoves and heaters are asked to have the roof areas of the house checked to see if the chimney is causing heat damage to the roof timbers. If people have concerns they should consult a builder to ensure that their roof timbers are protected from chimney heat.