Car fire at Asquith

Published: 20th August 2007

Numerous Triple Zero (000) calls were received this evening to a car on fire under a block of units in Heath Street at Asquith. Firefighters from Hornsby, Berowra, Gordon, Castle Hill and Beecroft responded to the fire and found a car on fire in an enclosed carpark under a 28 unit residential block. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire but the units above filled up with smoke, requiring crews to evacuate 60 occupants. Large fans were used to clear the building of smoke and after checking that the air was clear with detectors residents were allowed to return.