House Fire - Alstonville

Published: 29 May 2021 04:28am

Just before 4:30 am today, multiple Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews responded to reports of a granny flat alight on Adele street in Alstonville. 

On route, large amounts of smoke and flame were seen and upon arrival the granny flat was found to be well alight. 

Firefighters got to work to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to the main house.

The granny flat was unoccupied at the time however three residents of the adjoining house had safely self-evacuated. 

No persons were injured and investigations are ongoing.

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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