House Fire - Penrith

Published: 28 Oct 2020 01:58pm

Just before 2pm, Fire and Rescue NSW responded to a Triple Zero (000) call with reports of a cooking oil fire in a kitchen of a home on Tukara Road, South Penrith.

Multiple crews from the Western Suburbs responded to the incident and on arrival found smoke issuing from the home and one resident had self-evacuated.

Firefighters entered the premises and discovered a blaze in the kitchen.

Crews worked quickly to gain control of the fire and extinguish it, however the kitchen was destroyed.

NSW Ambulance were on scene to assess one elderly female evacuee. No injuries were sustained.

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

PENRITH Fire Station

290-294 High Street, Penrith NSW 2750


2-6 Jeanette Street, Regentville NSW 2745


137 - 139 Vincent Road, Cranebrook NSW 2479