Unit fire - Dee Why
Published: 08 Jul 2020 01:12pm
Shortly after 1pm this afternoon Fire and Rescue NSW crews attended a unit fire on Avon Rd, Dee Why.
Upon arrival crews found the unit was heavily smoke logged and were able to quickly extinguish the fire which is believed to have started in the kitchen.
A 78 year old woman was inside the home at the time of the fire. She was treated on scene for smoke inhalation and transported to hospital via NSW Ambulance.
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.
The best way to keep you and your family safe is to prevent fires from occurring and know what to do in case of a fire.
Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.
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