House fire - Minto

Time of incident: 11 Jan 2022 - 2:21am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have prevented a large house fire spreading to neighbouring homes overnight at Minto, in Sydney's south-west.

Around 2.20 am this morning, FRNSW received numerous Triple-Zero calls from residents in Kent Street.

10 fire trucks and rescue vehicles were dispatched to the scene from seven fire stations.

They found an unoccupied home engulfed in flames, the blaze threatening adjacent houses which residents were protecting with garden hoses.

25 firefighters spent two hours controlling, then extinguishing the fire, which destroyed most of the property.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Superintendent Scott Dodson 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.

Published: 11 Jan 2022 10:03am

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Smoke alarms

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

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Stations nearby

ST. ANDREWS Fire Station

9 Swettenham Road, St Andrews NSW 2566

INGLEBURN Fire Station

41 Carlisle Street, Ingleburn NSW 2565

CAMPBELLTOWN Fire Station

66 Broughton Street, Campbeltown NSW 2560