House Fire - Tamworth
Published: 21 Mar 2021 11:02am
Fire crews from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) have extinguished a house fire on Bligh Street in Tamworth.
Just after 11 am, multiple crews from Tamworth and South Tamworth Fire Stations worked quickly to extinguish the fire, which started in the kitchen and threatened to destroy the entire dwelling.
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
Related safety topics
The leading cause of home fires in NSW is leaving cooking unattended.
It“s the law to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home.
Having a home escape plan and a working smoke alarm increases your chances of getting out safely.
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