House Fire - Gilgandra

Published: 13 Feb 2022 07:29pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) have been called to a house alight tonight at Gilgandra, in the Orana region of New South Wales, north of Dubbo.

A pumper and tanker from the Gilgandra Fire Station arrived at Waugan Street around 7.30pm and found the house fully involved in fire.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus began to battle the blaze but could not enter the home as the intense heat caused a partial roof collapse.

Crews prevented the flames from spreading and ultimately extinguished the flames around 9.20 this evening.

There were no occupants in the house.

NSW Police are investigating the cause of the fire.

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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Stations nearby

GILGANDRA Fire Station

15 Warren Road, Gilgandra NSW 2827

DELROY Fire Station

15 Whylandra Street, Delroy (Dubbo) NSW 2830

TRANGIE Fire Station

20 Temoin Street, Trangie NSW 2823