Electrical Fire - Villawood
Published: 10 Sep 2020 03:57am
Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Chester Hill and Bankstown attended to Triple Zero (000) calls shortly before 4am this morning at Lowana St, Villawood.
Crews arrived to find a smoke logged bedroom and quickly extinguished the smouldering fire from an overloaded column heater that had clothes on it.
Two adults and an infant were transported to hospital with smoke inhalation by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said it was important for residents to always check their heaters before use.
He said "check all cords for fraying and damage and if you suspect a fault have the item checked by a qualified repairer or replaced"
"stay out of harm this winter by ensuring everything is kept at least one meter from the heater".
• Keep everything one metre away from your heater.
• Install and use as per manufacturer’s instructions.
• If you suspect a fault, have the heater serviced or replaced.
• Always supervise young children in rooms with open fires or working heaters.
For more information about home fire safety, visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au/winter
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm
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