Unit Fire - Tweed Heads
Published: 23 Aug 2020 05:38pm
Yesterday at 5:38pm Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Tweed Heads Fire Station received a call to a unit fire on Binya Ave, Tweed Heads.
FRNSW crews gained entry and using a thermal imaging camera quickly found a clothes dryer on fire.
Crews extinguished quickly and rendered safe.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has urged the public to stay out of harm this winter by following these simple safety steps when using your dryer:
• Clean your lint filter before each use.
• Never leave the dryer operating when you leave the house or
• Ensure there is adequate air flow around your dryer.
A fire can take hold in minutes, yet it only takes seconds to prevent one. Take action to stay out of harm this winter.
For more information about home fire safety, visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au/winter
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm
Related safety topics
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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1 Dry Dock Road, Tweed Heads NSW 2485
4/23 Corporation Circuit, Tweed Heads South NSW 2486
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