Kitchen Fire - Inverell

Published: 04 Sep 2020 12:47pm

Fire and Rescue NSW were alerted by a concerned neighbour who rang Triple Zero (000) after hearing a smoke alarm operating in the house next door.

Inverell Fire Station arrived at residence on Evans Street and began investigating a smell of smoke.

Upon making entry the smoke filled home, crews discovered a fire on the stove. Working quickly to extinguish the blaze, firefighters performed search to ensure no one was at home.

Firefighters ventilated the home of smoke and rendered the area safe for the occupants to return.

NSW Police and NSW Ambulance were also in attendance, however no injuries were sustained as a result of this 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

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Related safety topics

Cooking fire safety

The leading cause of home fires in NSW is leaving cooking unattended.

Smoke alarms

It“s the law to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home.

Escape plans

Having a home escape plan and a working smoke alarm increases your chances of getting out safely.

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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