Structure fire - Five Dock

Published: 01 Jan 2021 06:26pm

Just before 6:30pm Fire and Rescue NSW crews from across Sydney’s Inner West responded to multiple Triple Zero (000) calls to an electrical fire in the roof space of a home on Connecticut Ave, Five Dock.

First arriving firefighters upgraded the incident to six trucks due to smoke and flames issuing from the top floor of the property.

More than 20 firefighters are currently working to bring the blaze under control with an aerial pumper being used from the front of the property.

Hose-lines are in place to protect adjacent homes.

All occupants evacuated and accounted for, no injuries reported.

NSW Police and NSW Ambulance are also in attendance.

UPDATE: 7:21pm
Fire has been contained, firefighters are checking for hotspots.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said FRNSW is attending numerous house fires and that it was a timely reminder for residents to develop their fire escape plan.

"Now is the time for residents to check they have a working smoke alarm and that all members of the family have an awareness of calling Triple Zero (000) in an emergency," he said.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Stations nearby

ASHFIELD Fire Station

16 Victoria Street, Ashfield NSW 2131

DRUMMOYNE Fire Station

29 - 35 Lyons Road, Drummoyne NSW 2047

BURWOOD Fire Station

12b Livingstone Street, Burwood NSW 2134