House destroyed by fire - Greta

Published: 10 Feb 2022 04:37am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have extinguished a fire that's destroyed a house at Greta in the Hunter Valley.

Four trucks from Branxton and Rutherford Fire Stations were called to the home in Hunter Street, just after 4.30 this morning .

A passing motorist saw the house on fire and called Triple Zero (000).

Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, entered the single-level home and determined no-one else was inside.

Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry 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

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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


2a Drinan Street, Branxton NSW 2335


4 Anambah, Rutherford NSW 2320

ABERMAIN Fire Station

Cnr Cessnock Road & Charles Street, Abermain NSW 2326