House Fire - Fairfield
Published: 05 Aug 2020 06:57am
Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Yennora, Cabramatta and Smithfield attended a home in Fairfield after a triple zero call to report a fire at 6.57am today.
When the crew arrived on scene they found the single level cladding and tile home well alight.
Two people inside the home were evacuated and transported by ambulance to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.
The fire was extinguished however there was significant damage to the home from the fire.
FRNSW Fire Investigation and Research Unit found that the cause of the fire was a heater located too close to furniture in the home.
Remember furniture, blankets and other items must always be a metre from the heater.
A Fire and Rescue NSW spokesman said it during winter it was important for residents to always check their heaters before use.
"Check all cords for fraying and damage and if you suspect a fault have the item checked by a qualified repairer or replaced," he said.
"It is important to not overload power boards and to ensure everything is kept at least one meter from the heater."
More images of the fire are available at the link below.
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm
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198 Fairfield Road, Yennora NSW 2161
100 St Johns Rd, Cabramatta NSW 2166
875 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield - Fire Station NSW 2164