Kitchen Fire - Kingscliff

Published: 05 Nov 2020 12:38pm

Just after 12.30pm, Fire and Rescue NSW were called to a fire at a building on Cudgen Rd, Kingscliff.

Firefighters from Tweed Heads Fire Station arrived on scene to find a fire which had started in the kitchen of an education facility.

More than 30 staff and students at the facility were evacuated however no injuries were reported.

Firefighters managed to quickly extinguish the fire and ventilated the kitchen before allowing evacuated persons to return.

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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Stations nearby


154 Marine Parade, Kingscliff NSW 2487


4/23 Corporation Circuit, Tweed Heads South NSW 2486

TWEED HEADS Fire Station

1 Dry Dock Road, Tweed Heads NSW 2485