Unit Fire - Hamilton South

Published: 15 Mar 2022 02:01pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has extinguished a fire on the top floor of a three-storey apartment building at Hamilton South in Newcastle.

Firefighters quickly gained entry to the smoke-filled Fowler Street unit to find an unattended stove on fire, just after 10am this morning.

The home was unoccupied and no injuries have been reported.

Crews quickly extinguished the fire and ventilated the unit.

The scene has been handed over to NSW Police.

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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