Unit Fire - Lake Illawarra

Published: 19 Feb 2022 10:53pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews doused a blaze in an Illawarra unit late last night.

Crews arrived at the apartment block on Entrance St in Lake Illawarra just before 11pm, following reports of a fire on the ground floor.

Firefighters found the ground floor of the three level building fully involved in fire.

They entered the unit block to search for occupants.

No one was home at the time and no injuries were reported.

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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