House Fire Rescue - Fairy Meadow

Published: 19 May 2021 02:14am

Firefighters from across the Illawarra have worked to rescue a person who was reported to be trapped in a house fire on Matthew St in Fairy Meadow.

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) received the first Triple Zero (000) call at 2:14 am, the initial caller was an occupant of the house and stated she was trapped due to the fire. She remained on the phone with the FRNSW call-taker as crews were assigned.

While on route, critical information was passed on from the call taker to the crews as to the exact location of the person still trapped inside the burning house.

A woman was soon located and removed from the house and handed over to awaiting NSW Ambulance Paramedics. The occupant was conveyed to hospital.

Four other occupants were able to self evacuate.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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