Kitchen Fire - Ashmont

Published: 23 Oct 2020 03:05pm

Just after 3pm, Triple Zero (000) alerted Fire and Rescue NSW to reports of a house fire on Blakemore Avenue, Ashmont.

Turvey Park Fire Station responded to the incident and on arrival found a single level home, with smoke issuing.

Firefighters entered the house and discovered a fire on the kitchen stove.

Crews quickly extinguished the fire and contained it to the kitchen.

Firefighters then ventilated the home before rendering it safe and handing it over to the occupants.

NSW Police and NSW Ambulance were in attendance, no injuries where sustained as a result of the blaze.

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.

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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

TURVEY PARK Fire Station

75 Fernleigh Road, Turvey Park (Wagga Wagga) NSW 2650

WAGGA WAGGA Fire Station

36-38 The Esplanade, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

COOLAMON Fire Station

67 Bruce Street, Coolamon NSW 2701