Lightning Strike Causes Gas Explosion - Telopea

Published: 29 Dec 2020 07:10am

Just after 7am this morning Fire and Rescue NSW were called to reports of an explosion, possibly caused by a lightning strike.

On arrival fire crews from Eastwood and Rydalmere found a domestic gas main had ruptured and was on fire, impacting the house.

Firefighters used hose lines to keep the area cool, while another crew checked that all people were out of the house.

A gas technician is now in attendance and will work with firefighters to shut the gas down and repair the pipe.

NSW Police is also in attendance and was assisting with road closures.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Stations nearby

EASTWOOD Fire Station

269 Rowe Street, Eastwood NSW 2122


110-114 Wigram Street, Harris Park (Parramatta) NSW 2150

BEECROFT Fire Station

109 Beecroft Road, Beecroft NSW 2119