BBQ Fire - Campbelltown
Published: 14 Aug 2020 10:00am
Fire and Rescue NSW crews from St Andrews fire station were called to a gas leak yesterday morning around 10am
On arrival Fire and Rescue NSW crews received information that a BBQ had been alight on a level second level balcony.
The unit was entered and a BBQ was found on the balcony. The fire had been extinguished but a 9kg gas cylinder was venting
The cylinder was unable to be turned off due to being damaged by fire.
Fire and Rescue NSW Station monitored the cylinder until it was depressurisation.
The fire had been caused by an incorrectly fitted gas regulator.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said FRNSW is attending numerous house fires and that it was a timely reminder for residents to develop their fire escape plan.
"Now is the time for residents to check they have a working smoke alarm and that all members of the family have an awareness of calling Triple Zero (000) in an emergency," he said.
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm
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