House Fire - Charmhaven

Published: 02 Feb 2021 09:42pm

More than 20 firefighters from across the NSW Central Coast have managed to extinguish a fire that broke out at a home on Narara Avenue, Charmhaven just after 9:30pm last night.

Firefighters responded to numerous Triple Zero (000) calls from the community reporting large plumes of smoke issuing from the rear of the home.

Firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) and the Rural Fire Service battled the blaze for more than an hour and prevented it from spreading to nearby homes.

NSW Ambulance were in attendance however no injuries were reported.

Initial investigations suggest the fire was caused due to a discarded cigarette.

Acting Superintendent Robert Jansen said incorrectly disposing of cigarettes could lead to serious consequences.

"It is important to ensure you have extinguished and safely disposed of a cigarette before leaving the room or going to bed," he said.

"There is also a high fire risk when incorrectly disposing of cigarettes while driving, which can lead to devastating grass or bushfires."

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Related safety topics

Smoke alarms

It“s the law to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home.

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