Unit Fire - Orange
Published: 19 Nov 2020 07:52am
Just after 7:50am, Fire and Rescue NSW responded to a block of units on Margaret St, Orange after a Triple Zero (000) caller reported seeing smoke coming from the complex.
Orange Fire Station arrived on scene to find a fire in the kitchen of one of the units.
Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire and were able to contain the blaze to the room of origin.
The resident of the home managed to safely evacuate, however was treated on scene by NSW Ambulance for smoke inhalation.
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
Related safety topics
The leading cause of home fires in NSW is leaving cooking unattended.
It“s the law to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home.
Having a home escape plan and a working smoke alarm increases your chances of getting out safely.
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