Kitchen Fire - Inverell

Published: 03 Sep 2020 03:25pm

Shortly before 3:30pm today, Fire and Rescue NSW were alerted to reports of a fire in a house via Triple Zero (000) on Auburn Vale Rd, Inverell.

Crews from Inverell Fire Station arrived quickly to find that a small fire had occurred on the kitchen stove.

Firefighters ventilated the house of smoke and ensured the kitchen was safe again for for the residents to return.

One resident was treated for burns to their hands by 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

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Stations nearby

INVERELL Fire Station

59 Evans Street, Inverell NSW 2360

BINGARA Fire Station

44 Finch Street, Bingara NSW 2404

WARIALDA Fire Station

19 Geddes Street, Warialda NSW 2402