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Unit Fire - Mayfield

Time of incident: 09 Oct 2021 - 9:47am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) prevented a fire from spreading through a two-storey residential building at Mayfield in Newcastle earlier today.

Firefighters in breathing equipment battled flames issuing from the ground floor of the building in Hanbury Street around 10:00 am.

More than 15 firefighters extinguished the fire and saved neighbouring apartments from damage.

NSW Police evacuated 12 residents from the building prior to FRNSW arrival, thankfully there were no reported injuries.

Investigations are ongoing.

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: 09 Oct 2021 01:55pm

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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

MAYFIELD WEST Fire Station

91 Industrial Drive, Mayfield West NSW 2304

LAMBTON Fire Station

40 Young Road, Lambton NSW 2299

CARRINGTON Fire Station

49 - 51 Young Street, Carrington NSW 2294