House Fire - Rankin Park
Published: 20 Dec 2021 08:22am
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have extinguished a large house fire at Rankin Park in Newcastle.
11 fire crews arrived at the Dean Parade address just after 8am and found the home, thought to been unoccupied, engulfed in flames.
Firefighters safely isolated the property's solar power system and put on breathing apparatus.
They entered the home but were forced back, due to the collapsing roof and intense heat.
The blaze was extinguished within two hours.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Acting Superintendent Tim Hassiotis from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) for a fire emergency can be the difference between life and death, or a building or other property being saved or destroyed.
The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm
Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.
For all life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)
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