Kitchen Fire - Helensburgh

Published: 18 Sep 2020 10:46am

At 10:46am this morning, Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Engadine Fire Station responded to reports of a kitchen fire at a home on Parkes St, Helensburgh.

Firefighters arrived to find an oil fire on the stove which had not spread to other areas of the home.

The blaze was quickly extinguished by crews, who then worked to ventilate the property and render the area safe.

A pregnant female resident was assessed on the scene 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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