House Fire - Warrawee
Published: 06 Sep 2020 10:28am
This morning just before 10:30am Fire and rescue NSW received a Triple Zero (000) call with reports of a house fire at Chilton Parade, Warrawee.
Crews from Beecroft and Berowra Fire Stations arrived to find smoke issuing from the roof of a semi detached gazebo/BBQ area. Fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly to prevent further damage and render safe.
The chimney of a pizza oven started the fire which then spread into the roof.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) for a fire emergency can be the difference between life and death, or a building or other property being saved or destroyed.
The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said chimney and fireplace fires are preventable.
1. Ensure your flues and chimneys are regularly cleaned.
2. Place a fire screen in front of open fires to protect your family.
3. Have your chimney serviced prior to using it by a qualified tradesperson.
4. Ensure your woodpile sits at least a metre away from the fireplace.
5. Choose a safe place to store matches and lighters where children cannot reach and that is at least a metre away from the fireplace.
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm
Related safety topics
The leading cause of home fires in NSW is leaving cooking unattended.
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.
Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.
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