Solar Panel Fire - Lake Cathie

Published: 28 Dec 2020 01:50pm

Just before 2pm today Fire and Rescue NSW were called to respond to a house fire in Lake Cathie. The caller reported the owners were away on holidays.

On arrive Fire and Rescue crew from Port Macquarie found the cause was from a smouldering isolation switch on solar panel.

Fire and Rescue worked alongside the local Rural Fire Service and made the property safe.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Stations nearby

LAURIETON Fire Station

33 Castle Street, Laurieton NSW 2443


5 Central Rd, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

WAUCHOPE Fire Station

22 Young Street, Wauchope NSW 2446