House Fire - West Ryde
Published: 21 Sep 2021 08:49am
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) responded to a house fire on Clarke Street, West Ryde earlier this morning.
Crews arrived to find the rear of a single level house on fire and unoccupied.
It took more than 20 firefighters to contain and extinguish the fire.
NSW Police and NSW Ambulance were also in attendance.
Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home, it is the law.
The risk of a fatality in the home is halved if there is a working smoke alarm. Yet, 50 percent of residential home fires attended by FRNSW do not have a working smoke alarm.
“A fire can take hold in just three minutes, so it is vital to have working smoke alarms in your home and to test them regularly”, he said.
For more information about home fire safety, visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au/winter
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm
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