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House Fire - Ashfield

Time of incident: 19 Feb 2021 - 2:29pm

A dozen Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters are currently working to extinguish at fire that broke out at a home on Frederick Street, Ashfield just before 2.30pm this afternoon.

Numerous Triple Zero (000) callers reported large plumes of smoke issuing from the single level home.

Frederick Street is closed as firefighting operations continue and traffic in the area is heavily affected. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

One female resident was home at the time of the blaze, however has managed to safely evacuate.

This is a timely reminder for all NSW residents to develop and practice their fire escape plan:
- Identify an escape route and ensure all residents knows how to get out
- Ensure all exit points are clear and free from hazards
- Decide on a meeting place
- Once you get out, stay out. Never go back inside a burning building.
- Call Triple Zero (000)

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Published: 19 Feb 2021 03:11pm

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Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.

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Stations nearby

ASHFIELD Fire Station

16 Victoria Street, Ashfield NSW 2131

BURWOOD Fire Station

12b Livingstone Street, Burwood NSW 2134

LEICHHARDT Fire Station

1 Marion Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040