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House Fire - Mount Hutton

Time of incident: 08 Oct 2021 - 3:48am

Residents have escaped injury from a house fire which Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) extinguished at Mount Hutton in Lake Macquarie overnight.

Thanks to a working smoke alarm, the residents had safely evacuated the home when crews arrived on Willow Road just before 4:00 AM.

It took firefighters more than an hour to get the blaze under control which left the house severely damaged.

Ambulance NSW and NSW Police were also in attendance.

With FRNSW attending numerous house fires, Superintendent Scott Dodson said 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.

Published: 08 Oct 2021 12:00pm

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Related safety topics

Smoke alarms

It“s the law to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home.

Escape plans

Having a home escape plan and a working smoke alarm increases your chances of getting out safely.

Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.

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Stations nearby

TINGIRA HEIGHTS Fire Station

70 Violet Town Road, Tingira Heights NSW 2290

CHARLESTOWN Fire Station

3 Charles Street, Charlestown NSW 2290

CARDIFF Fire Station

18 Taylor Street, Cardiff NSW 2285