House Fire - Banora Point
Published: 07 Jul 2020 12:22pm
Just after 12.20pm this afternoon crews from Banora Point and Tweed Heads Fire Station responded to a house fire on Widgee Ave, Banora Point.
Upon arrival crews were able to quickly extinguish a fire which is believed to have started in the kitchen.
NSW Ambulance were also on scene, treating one female occupant for minor burns and smoke inhalation.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said the leading cause of house fires in NSW is leaving cooking unattended and it was important the community remembered to keep looking when cooking.
"If your cooking catches fire, never use water to put out a fat or oil fire, turn off the stove if it is safe to do so and call Triple Zero (000)."
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm
Related safety topics
The leading cause of home fires in NSW is leaving cooking unattended.
It“s the law to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home.
Having a home escape plan and a working smoke alarm increases your chances of getting out safely.
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