House Fire - Hay

Published: 10 May 2021 08:00am

More than a dozen firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) are currently on scene at fire that broke out at a home on Sidonia Road, Hay just after 8am this morning.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find a home fully involved in fire, with initial investigations suggesting the blaze began inside a bedroom.

Crews worked for more than two hours to contain the fire and have requested the assistance of the NSW Rural Fire Service for extra water supply.

All occupants self-evacuated and no injuries were reported, however the home was significantly destroyed.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that you can take steps to protect your home and loved ones during winter:

• Never ever leave cooking unattended.
• Only working smoke alarms save lives- test your alarms are in date
and working. If not, change the batteries or replace the alarms.
• Keep everything one metre away from your heater.
• Don’t overload your power boards with heaters and electric
• Never ever use wheat bags to warm your bed and turn off your
electric blanket before you sleep.
• Fire screens should always be placed in front of fireplaces and
chimneys when in use.
• Do not use outdoor heating and cooking equipment inside your
home; this can lead to the build-up of carbon monoxide indoors
which can be fatal.
• Have a Home Fire Escape Plan

A fire can take hold in minutes, yet it only takes seconds to prevent one. Take action to stay out of harm this winter.

For more information about home fire safety, visit

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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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

HAY Fire Station

380 Macauley Street, Hay NSW 2711

GRIFFITH Fire Station

11 Jondaryan Avenue, Griffith NSW 2680

HILLSTON Fire Station

130 High Street, Hillston NSW 2675