Unit Fire - Artarmon
Published: 03 Aug 2020 11:46am
Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Lane Cove and Crows Nest Fire Stations have responded to reports of a unit fire on Broughton Road, Artarmon.
A Triple Zero (000) call at approximately 11:45am reported a fire alarm operating inside the unit and a strong smell of smoke.
Crews gained entry into the unit and found a fire in the kitchen, working quickly to extinguish the blaze.
There was no one in the unit at the time of the fire.
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.
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55-57 Dickson Ave, Artarmon NSW 2064
53 Laurel Street, Willoughby NSW 2068
99 Shirley Road, Crows Nest NSW 2065