Solar Panel Fire - Mount Druitt
Published: 05 Sep 2020 03:18pm
Today just after 3pm Fire and Rescue NSW received a Triple Zero (000) call with reports of a solar panel alight on Creek Road, Mount Druitt.
Crews from St Marys and Huntingwood Fire Stations arrived on scene to find a small fire in the roof under the solar panel.
Fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly to prevent further damage.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said it was important to take steps to ensure solar panels were as safe as possible.
"Over the last five years we have seen solar panel related fires increase five-fold. It is not uncommon to see solar panels cause house and building fires," he said.
“By ensuring solar panels are installed by a licensed installer, and are well maintained by a professional, you can prevent a tragedy."
For more information on solar panel safety, visit the Fair Trading website.
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm
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81 Railway Street, Mount Druitt NSW 2770
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